Claire Barnett

Guest Writer

Claire Barnett is an autistic and ADHD woman who uses a task-trained service animal named Maeve. Claire works as the communications coordinator at Vanderbilt University's Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, which is the only university research center in the world focused on empowering neurodivergent adults in the workplace. Claire has given a TEDx Talk on Autism and Employment, and will begin graduate studies in fall of 2021 as an MBA candidate at UNC's Kenan-Flagler School of Business. She received her B.S. in Human and Organizational Development, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in May 2019, and spent her summers in college working as a White House Intern in Washington, D.C. You can find Claire on Instagram at @clairetbear (personal account) and @autistic.chick (advocacy account). You can follow Maeve, the skiing service dog, at @maevemakeswaves and the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at @autismandinnovation.

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