Claudia took the long road to get to CU Boulder. Growing up in South Carolina, she ended up leaving the red dirt hills for the tropical environment of northern Thailand. After working for almost two decades in public health initiatives, Claudia moved back to the mountains of Maine to work in a TRIO SSS program as an academic advisor. It was in this position that she found her passion for student support.
The move to CU was an easy one. Claudia now works as an academic advisor for Physics and Math students, helping them on their academic journey. She is involved in many DEI initiatives, and is a member of the CU Boulder Rural Network, a grassroots initiative to provide additional support for rural students as they make the adjustment to the CU community. She considers herself to be an advocate for both students and her fellow colleagues, and believes that we shouldn't just strive to be better than others, but that we should be better for ourselves.