Claire grew up in Buffalo, NY but spent her summers at her family’s cottage on Lake Erie. This time by the beach fostered her love for animals and the natural world. In 2018 she graduated from SUNY-ESF with a B.S in Aquatic Science. After college, she spent six months working with the seal and sea lion training team at Niagara Aquarium before coming to Blue Prints in the fall of 2019.
She is passionate about the way training facilitates communication and trust between humans and animals. She believes that focused attention is necessary for compassion and hopes to continue growing these skills with the Blue Prints team.