Claire oversees all aspects of KBO’s long-term bird banding program that contribute to ongoing avian monitoring and applied ecology studies that advance conservation. She earned her M.S. degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University where her work focused on assessing Barn Swallow breeding phenology and investigating perspectives of birds and conservation-based management. From searching for breeding Steller’s Eiders in Utqiagvik, Alaska to urban adapted Barred Owls in upstate South Carolina, her work has taken her all over the United States. Her research interests include studying the impacts of a changing climate, land use change and disease on avian phenology, physiology and population dynamics. She is also interested in how birds contribute to ecosystem services and community science.