Claire Allen


Originally from rural Ontario, Claire dreamed of living in BC after visiting with her family when she was a kid. So when it came time for university, she decided to head west and enroll at the University of British Columbia.

Claire loves talking to people and solving problems, which is probably why she decided to pursue a BA in Anthropology at UBC. During her studies she learned how to design and conduct ethnographic research. This gave her the opportunity to talk to people and to help develop creative solutions to practical problems, like how best to expand the number of sustainable food options available on campus.

Claire’s ethnographic research also led to her interest in serving her community and creating accessible resources. Through an internship at the Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic, she was able to further hone her research skills while developing programs that continue to provide accessible legal aid.

She also served as Chief Operations Officer for the Beta Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta – a role with multiple responsibilities including running educational workshops on mental health and leading the Chapter’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

As an analyst at Sentis, Claire helps manage a range of projects with diverse methodologies – and takes an active role in conducting in-depth interviews and analyzing qualitative data.

Outside of work Claire loves to camp, ski, and read.

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Ask Claire about… plant-based cooking!