When she was young, Claire would habitually get herself out of bed well before school hours to watch the Weather Channel and her favorite cartoon—Captain Planet. She spent her days living that favorite protagonist’s creed to “take pollution down to zero,” hoping to forever keep the planet well cared for and clean for the generations that follow her. This self-imposed duty to protect the Earth led Claire to PSC, where she empowers others to do the same.

As a senior consultant on PSC’s energy and environment team, Claire uses her calming disposition, love for solving complex policy issues, and passion for a pristine ecosystem to take on Michigan’s challenges. She applies her skills in land-use planning, natural resource and environmental decision making, outdoor recreation policymaking, and many other areas at the firm.

Before joining PSC, Claire worked in state government for over a decade as a public lands specialist and tribal liaison for the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). Prior to that, she interned for the MDNR, working to implement a collaborative vision for Michigan’s public land.

Email: cstevens@publicsectorconsultants.com

A Little More…

Education: BS in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and an MPP in Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change, both from Michigan State University

With PSC since: December 2018

PSC superpower: A sixth-sense for reading people’s emotions and interpreting their concerns

Favorite part of working at PSC: The ability to bring one’s full self to PSC and be part of a passionate team that cultivates the best in every project. Limitless coffee is pretty great, as well.

Why Michigan? Nowhere else can one jump off the best sand dunes, camp under a protective canopy of an old-growth forest, or watch sunsets fizzle out over the Great Lakes