Claire Schlessinger is a technologist with experience at several startups in San Francisco. After working as a project manager at a digital agency building websites for law firms, she attended Dev Bootcamp to learn how to code and has worked as a software engineer since then. Claire is interested in how to leverage technology for the social good and build a more inclusive culture within the tech industry. Claire graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Language & Culture Studies, an independent concentration fusing together linguistic anthropology, French, and Russian. She is currently a software engineer at TaskRabbit. A Nebraska native, Claire lives in Oakland, California, with her pug, Garbanzo.