Claire Pavlik Purgus (part-time Office Administrator and Bookkeeper) is a multi-skilled, creative professional with 20+ years of experience in administration, program management, and communications in the nonprofit and higher education sectors.
Her roles prior to WolfBrown include managing editor at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, an independent journalism center focused on social justice and human rights reporting, and program manager at the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, a dual degree graduate program, both at Brandeis University.
Claire is also the associate director for the Olohana Foundation, a nonprofit in Hawai’i focused on cultivating community resilience around food, energy, water, and knowledge systems; and a published writer and artist, and hand-drummer hobbyist in the West African tradition.
Claire has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and a postgraduate diploma in urban planning for developing countries from University College London.
She has an international background, having lived in Ghana and Ethiopia as a child, and England and Mauritius for half her adult life. In 2003, she and her family returned to the states. She now lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and cat in an old Victorian home.
Claire brings administrative and creative skills and a commitment to support cross-cultural collaboration and equity to the work at WolfBrown.
For samples of her work, visit her online portfolio.
Claire can be reached directly via email.