“Do the work and then you will shine,” is not just a saying but the way Claire Chiamulera approaches her work at the Center and her everyday life. Claire believes if you roll up your sleeves and focus on producing high quality work, that work will make you stand out.
Since 1993, Claire’s work at the Center has reflected this motto. Claire joined the Center after completing college with an English degree and then a paralegal program in litigation management. After doing her own research, she found the Center and reached out to the director. The Center provided Claire with a way to combine her interests in working for disadvantaged children with her talent for research, writing and editing.
As the editor of Child Law Practice Today (CLP), Claire’s work has changed over the years. Early in her time at the Center, she completed a two-year publishing certificate program at George Washington University. In this program, she refined her design and editing skills. These skills have come in handy in her work editing and designing CLP and other Center publications.
Claire has also guided many Center books through the publication process. She says each time the CLP or a book makes it into the hands of readers she has a “mini-celebration.” Claire takes pride in delivering high quality, practical information to the readers who impact the lives of children and families across the country.
In the last several years, Claire has risen to the challenge of creating an online version of the CLP and an online presence for the Center. She uses her design and editing skills to create attractive, user-friendly web pages and content for the Center.
To help keep her work-life balance, Claire is an avid cyclist. She believes that when training for an event, much like in preparing the CLP for production, if she works hard, she will shine.