Claire Pavlik Purgus is the part-time Office Administrator and Bookkeeper at WolfBrown. She is a multi-skilled, creative professional with 20+ years of experience. Her work lies 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. This is an independent journalism center focused on social justice and human rights reporting. She was also program manager at the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. This a dual degree graduate program 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. She is a published writer, artist, and hand-drummer hobbyist in the West African tradition.
Claire has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech. Her postgraduate diploma is 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. She is specifically supporting the work Dr. Thomas Wolf and Dennie Palmer Wolf do. This includes work in our Creative Opportunities practice area and copy editing Amplifying Creative Opportunities.
For samples of her work, visit her online portfolio.
Claire can be reached directly via email.