Claire is a recovering academic with a Master’s degree in psychology and liberal arts, but rather self-identifies as a jill-of-all-trades! Whether it be visual art, writing, research, cooking, or making music, she strives to bring a unique perspective and enthusiasm to each endeavor. For the duration of her entire academic career— straight from elementary through 2 graduate programs, with the intention of becoming a professor— she did countless portraits of her instructors and classmates while intermittently taking notes. And now, by good fortune, she has recently become a part of the Yaymaker Roanoke team doing what she loves most: creating and teaching! She currently illustrates for children’s books, designs advertising for local businesses, and does portrait, face and body-painting.