Program Associate, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Previously to MacArthur, Claire worked on the Social Science Initiative team at Conservation International studying changes to protected areas globally. In addition, she has worked as a sea turtle researcher for the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program and as a GIS analyst for a small environmental consulting firm.
Claire holds a master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor of arts in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She is a member of the American Association of Geographers.
Claire Poelking works on the following MacArthur programs and projects: