Claire is an environmental conservationist with over 7 years of experience in the field. From research on macroalgae as a tool for carbon sequestration in Sanibel, Florida to conducting boots-on-the-ground environmental restoration work as an AmeriCorps member in fields and oak savannahs of Iowa, she’s always sought to enhance and protect the outdoor spaces that we love. Most recently she was the Northeast Iowa Watershed Planning Coordinator for Conservation Districts of Iowa where she led over 20 counties through a strategic 5-Year Soil and Water Resource Conservation Planning process. Claire holds a B.S. in Geoscience from the University of Iowa and recently moved to Northern Kentucky. Her “out-of-office” hobbies include meandering through woodlands, reading, cooking, writing, and traveling. Her favorite pastime, however, is spending a few nights a year curled up in her sleeping bag on the shores of Lake Superior.