Claire holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with a focus on Environmental Engineering from the University of British Columbia. While at UBC, Claire completed a co-operative education program and worked in many diverse environments gaining experience in field work, lab work, office environments and workshops.
After graduating from UBC, Claire worked as a Project Engineer at Keywest Projects, an EPCM company in Calgary. Working at Keywest Projects for two and a half years provided Claire with invaluable experience in Project Management, client relations and technical design knowledge.
Claire continued her education at University College London where she received a MSC in Environmental Systems Engineering. As part of her thesis work, Claire created a non-linear hydroeconomic model of the groundwater and surface water resources in California.
Throughout her undergraduate and graduate work Claire was actively involved in Engineers Without Borders. During her master’s degree Claire was 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.
Claire joined Alberta WaterSMART in February 2014 as a Project Engineer. In this role, Claire is able to apply her past technical knowledge and experience to help gain insight into Alberta’s water resource management. Currently, Claire is involved with the COSIA Water EPA Best Practices team and, Room for the River on the Red Deer River, SSRB integrated model and COSIA Water EPA Best Practices. Previous projects include the Room for the River work in the Bow Rivers, Red Deer River basin modelling work and MgO Best Practices work.