Claire Santoro

Energy and Climate Data Analyst

Claire is the Energy and Climate Data Analyst for Washington University’s Office of Sustainability. In this unique role, she works closely with both WashU and the City of St. Louis to help accelerate energy and carbon reductions through the collection, analysis, and communication of data. Claire’s role focuses in particular on assisting WashU and the City of St. Louis in the activities they are undertaking with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies and the American Cities Climate Challenge.

Claire has a Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Economics from Brown University. Prior to joining the team at WashU, she worked as an environmental policy consultant in Boston, providing analytical support to state and federal government agencies to help guide their environmental policies and programs. Claire is also passionate about data visualization and aims to leverage the tools of science communication to drive climate action.

A St. Louis native, Claire spent a number of years living in Boston and most recently Paris, France, but is thrilled to now be able to help advance sustainability in her hometown. In her free time, Claire enjoys running, hiking, and trying to recreate the perfect French croissant. Claire lives in University City with her husband Colin.

“It’s an honor to be joining a team that has already made such progress in advancing sustainability across WashU campus and the City of St. Louis. The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and I am thrilled to be joining a diverse team dedicated to taking cooperative, ambitious action.”