Claire has centred her career on innovating solutions to foundational challenges in education, digital access and sustainability in emerging markets. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Claire is the CEO and Co-founder of M-Shule, a personalised knowledge-building platform that combines artificial intelligence with channels like SMS to improve opportunities for low-income communities.
From a young age, Claire was inspired by the work of educators and changemakers that build transformational programmes around learner's specific needs. Prior to launching M-Shule in 2017, Claire spent four years working in education and social business in India with affordable private schools through Gray Matters Capital; in the US with youth empowerment nonprofit Design for Change; and in Kenya with Bridge International Academies, one of the largest chains of low-cost private schools in the world. She then launched M-Shule to make revolutionary learning tools impactful, accessible and affordable for all. Since then, M-Shule has scaled to thousands of learners of all ages, improved educational outcomes and livelihoods, made collecting outcomes data easier, and reached even the most marginalised communities.
Originally from Rochester, New York, USA, Claire graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and French. Her other business interests include investing in women from emerging markets and transforming the business ecosystem around mental health.