Claire Menke

At her core, Claire believes in empowering communities of people through research.

In a former life Claire was a Stanford-trained field anthropologist (Stanford B.A. 2010; Stanford M.Sc. 2011) trying to find the optimal balance between economic viability and ecosystem conservation for low-income native communities in Central and South America. The manifestation she chose to focus on was EcoTourism and development arising as a result.

After witnessing failure of brick-and-mortar education systems in Costa Rica, she shifted her focus to Education Technology, where she started the research function at two EdTech startups - Versal and Udemy. 

Claire is now the Sr. Manager of UX Research at Udemy where she leads a small team that executes on both product and market research across the organization.