Claire Fisher

Senior Director of AI Strategies

Foundation for California Community Colleges

Claire leads the efforts of the California Community Colleges to build strategic partnerships and employ AI to increase student access, persistence, and career success. She began her career as a Teach For America corps member and was a high school math teacher and school leader in New Orleans. As an awardee of the Stanford GSB Social Innovation Fellowship, she founded a national nonprofit organization called The Arena to strengthen the school to work pipeline. Claire grew its team and impact, serving 100,000 students at 30+ public districts and schools through designing and implementing technology-based career training and employment programs as well as open-source data-driven guides on training, jobs, and pathways. She is driven by a desire to ensure all people can access economic mobility and reliably stable careers. Claire has a joint MBA and M.A. from the Stanford Graduate Schools of Business and Education, a M.A. in teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. from Stanford University.