Claire Suggs is a senior education policy analyst at GBPI, where her research focuses on education finance and school reform issues related to early childhood education, K-12 education and higher education in Georgia.
Prior to joining GBPI in 2012, Claire worked as a senior associate at Kronley & Associates, serving as an analyst on projects for foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. She supported initiatives on school district reform, teacher quality, youth development and more in this role. She also served as a member of the strategic planning team for the Arthur Blank Foundation and as a member of the program evaluation team for foundations including the Rockefeller Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Claire graduated from the University of Michigan and holds a master’s in public affairs from LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Claire is pursuing a doctorate in education policy at the University of Georgia, College of Education.