Claire Genese is a Program Associate in Environment at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She works on U.S. grantmaking with a focus on building political will in support of domestic policies that promote the use of clean energy.
Prior to joining the Hewlett Foundation, Claire worked for Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation where she managed operations for affordable housing communities that served low-income seniors, families and veterans. During her time at TNDC, she developed an interest in sustainability and managed several projects ranging from energy efficiency and water conservation retrofits, to resident education and engagement. Claire worked on a water conservation and plumbing retrofit project for a 64-unit multifamily community and oversaw the installation of water-efficient devices that saved the low-income residents over 200,000 gallons of water per month.
A Bay Area native, Claire received her bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University.