A Guilford College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in Finance, Claudia was named the Development Director of Advocates for Victims of Assault in November 2019. Claudia had a strong desire to work in advocacy after realizing the benefits of advocacy personally and how beneficial the services of Advocates are for community members.
Prior to joining AVA as the Development Director, Claudia worked in law enforcement in North Carolina and in Summit County. Her experience in NC as a field officer included significant work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Additionally, Claudia has spent over a decade working in Events and Marketing, planning and managing events for brands like General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Jaguar. Claudia’s experience included direct involvement with clients, venues, suppliers, and local staffing teams to ensure successful events across the country.