Claire began her journey with ASID as a student in ASID Carolinas chapter. She received her B.S. in Interior Design from Appalachian State University in 2015 and dreamt of starting her design career in New York. After graduation, Claire took a leap of faith and moved to New York and immediately connected with the NY Metro Chapter. At the first event she attended, she received a warm welcome, won an ASID Design Summit ticket, and left with job opportunities and a sense of a vibrant, supportive community. Claire continued to grow as a designer with ASID by participating in numerous events as well as joining the Emerging Professionals Committee and the Professional Development Committee. Claire’s work experience includes positions for residential interior designers as well as a design consultant for the Daltile Marazzi Design Studio. Claire is currently working toward NCIDQ certification and provides freelance interior design services in New York.