Working to empower immigrants and refugees
Claire’s commitment to human rights and social justice was a bright line running through every aspect of her time at Beloit. She studied abroad in Senegal, where she interned at a rural health clinic, and Jordan, where she interned at Reclaim Childhood. She also did a summer internship in Colombia with an organization that worked with women and girls who had been victimized by war. In Beloit, she interned at the Stateline Literacy Council and served as a project manager with the College’s Health and Wellness Center. A trip to the U.S.-Mexico border with No More Deaths inspired Claire to develop and lead a Beloit College study trip over fall break that focused on immigration. She built on these experiences when she wrote her senior honors thesis, which investigated the impact of organized crime in Mexico on migrant smuggling. Claire is currently working at a domestic violence shelter in Chicago.