Claire is quite excited to be interning with TEDxCapeTown for July through August 2019. She is a third-year college student from the US who is studying abroad in Cape Town during her summer break. She attends Stanford University, where she is majoring in Computer Science and is particularly interested in how people interact with technology. Outside of the classroom, she loves to have fun and be outdoors, with her favourite hobbies being climbing mountains, playing lacrosse, reading, and star gazing. Her favourite TED talk is "Every kid needs a champion," by Rita Pierson, because it reminds her of all the great mentors she's had in her life so far and how powerful relationships can be.