Claire Mauksch earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2016, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar. She received the Kirby Howlett Award for Zealous Advocacy and the Dean’s Certificate for Public Service. As a member of the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic, Claire represented clients in D.C. Superior Court and taught a legal writing class to a group of men serving life sentences. While at Georgetown, she was a law clerk at the Public Defender Service, a member of the Mock Trial team, and on the board of the Criminal Law Association. Claire spent her first summer with The Bronx Defenders and her second summer in her hometown of Seattle, with The Defender Association. Prior to law school, Claire worked as an investigator for two years at Brooklyn Defender Services. She graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University.