Claire recently graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in History & Social Studies Secondary Education. She has lived in the mountains of Western North Carolina for the past twelve years. While Claire’s background is primarily in the social sciences, she has experience teaching for a range of grade levels and in a variety of educational environments such as childcare centers, afterschool programs, public schools, and international settings (Germany and Ecuador). Prior to becoming a Project POWER/AmeriCorps member and joining the team as an educator at AMOS, Claire served as an Education Intern at the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center in Black Mountain and substitute taught for Buncombe County Schools. She has a passion for curiosity and enjoys learning alongside students to ask and answer questions about the world we live in.