Prior to joining WaterSMART, Claire worked as a Project Engineer at Keywest Projects, an EPCM company in Calgary. This position provided her with invaluable experience in project management, client relations and technical design knowledge. Claire holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with a focus on Environmental Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MSc. in Environmental Systems Engineering from University College London. As part of her thesis work, Claire created a non-linear hydroeconomic model of the groundwater and surface water resources in California. Claire is a regular speaker and presenter at national and local industry conferences on water related development issues, and throughout her undergraduate and graduate work, Claire was actively involved in Engineers Without Borders. This included acting as project manager on a project that sent two students to Kenya to the Kayole Soweto slum to work with schools to test water and help educate supervising adults and children on water treatment and water sanitation.