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Claire Poelking

Program Associate, Conservation & Sustainable Development

Portrait of Claire Poelking


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.

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