Claire Olson is the Operations Associate at the John Locke Foundation. She provides administrative support to the CEO, daily office operations, and development stewardship.

Prior to joining the John Locke Foundation, Claire worked in church operations and spent time at home with her son after serving as the Director of Donor Relations for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She’s previously held positions with the Office of Advancement at George Mason University and the Mackinac Center in Midland, MI.

Claire holds a BA in Global Affairs and Latin American Studies with a minor in Economics, as well as a Master’s of Public Administration from George Mason University. She and her family relocated to North Carolina to be closer to relatives, and they enjoy exploring their new home every chance they get.