Claire Shanklin

Claire joined the American Continental Group’s research team in August 2017. She works on a broad range of policy areas, including intellectual property, trade, education, and appropriations. Claire also helps organize fly-ins and events for ACG’s clients and the coalitions.

Prior to joining the ACG, Claire was a Federal Advocacy intern at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). As an undergraduate student, Claire interned with New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She also served as a Research Analyst at The Potomac Advocates, a defense government relations and consulting firm in Washington DC.

In May 2017, Claire graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo with Bachelors in Political Science and a minor in Economics. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa her senior year. While studying at SUNY Geneseo, Claire was an active member of the College Democrats, serving as its Vice President her senior year. She was also elected to serve on Delta Phi Epsilon’s leadership team.