Claire was born in Berkeley, California, but spent most of her childhood in Winona, MN. She received her B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where she majored in psychology and minored in English Literature. While at Marquette University, she competed on the cross country and track and field teams. She was also actively involved in health psychology and social psychology research. After graduating from Marquette University, she took a year off of school to focus on gaining more health psychology research experience, and then enrolled at the University of Minnesota Duluth to pursue her Master’s degree in clinical-counseling psychology, with a research focus in health psychology, health promotion, and health behavior change. Claire was very drawn to the UO’s Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program (CPSY) because of the exceptional and productive faculty, research and clinical practicum opportunities, and emphasis on the integration of theory, research, and the emancipatory communitarian approach to psychology practice. As a doctoral student, she strives to conduct innovative research in the pursuit of developing effective behavioral weight management interventions, with the ultimate goal of promoting positive and enduring health-related behavior practices. She is excited to continue honing her clinical and research skills at the UO in the CPSY Program! In her free time, Claire enjoys running, cycling, skiing, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors in general. She also loves cooking, reading, and listening to scientific podcasts.