Claire Whillans hails from Columbus, Ohio. She attended John Carroll University in Cleveland where she obtained a Bachelor of Psychology degree. Claire has worked with youth for over 10 years in various settings such as schools, camps, and educational centers and enjoys it immensely. She has taken coding courses both in university and through continuing online education platforms. She particularly enjoys observing how her students interpret and create solutions to various coding problems. Claire considers herself a lifelong learner, especially enjoying dancing, cooking, and playing the piano.