Claire Hansen joined CTAN in May 2018 with four years of experience managing, marketing, and improving small or experimental programs at companies of all sizes, including startups. Notably, Claire previously served as Accelerator Program Coordinator for the Capital Factory Fund, collaborating with entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors.
During her time at CTAN, she has been selected as a SXSW panelist and meet-up host, co-led Austin Startup Week’s Fundraising Track, and served as a judge for the Austin A-List Awards. Claire also participates in mentor hours within the Austin ecosystem at organizations such as TechStars, Capital Factory, and Quake Capital.
Claire is an experienced researcher, with expertise in qualitative methods and analysis through her MA in Organizational Communication at Texas A&M University. She holds a Data Analysis Certificate from General Assembly, which allows her to back up qualitative insights with quantitative data proficiency. She completed her BA in Organizational Communication, Magna Cum Laude, at Pepperdine University.
In her spare time, she practices yoga, plays the violin in a community orchestra, and enjoys time outdoors.