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Claire Fisher

Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence Strategies

Claire Fisher is the Senior Director for AI Strategy at FoundationCCC.

She leads the technology and data-driven AI efforts to enable the California Community Colleges and other higher education institutions to increase student access, persistence, and career placement. 

Claire is a results-oriented and reliable business leader with equal commitment to operational excellence, business growth, and empathetic “people-first” methodologies. She is driven to help people build thriving careers by creating strong talent pipelines and strategic partnerships across K12 education, higher education, and employment.  

She began her career as a Teach For America corps member and was a high school math teacher and school leader in New Orleans. As an awardee of the Stanford GSB Social Innovation Fellowship, she founded a national nonprofit organization called The Arena to strengthen the school to work pipeline. Claire grew its team and impact, serving 100,000 students at 30+ public districts and schools through designing and implementing career training and employment programs as well as open-source guides on training, jobs, and pathways.  

Claire has a joint MBA and M.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Education, a M.A. in teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Leadership
  • Data Analysis and Insights 
  • Product Development