Claire graduated from Beloit College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture. Eager to explore her growing interest in teaching, she then moved to Japan to teach English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Through her four years as an Assistant Language Teacher, she discovered her passion for working with young children. She is excited to be back in Fort Collins to further pursue this passion. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, and writing.