Claudia is the Vice President of Economic Development at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore with a focus research, business recruitment, retention and expansion, creative place-making and artist enhancement. Prior to her role at Downtown Partnership, she was the Special Assistant in Economic Development in the Baltimore Mayor’s Office. She was also a Mayoral Fellow with the class of 2014, working with Baltimore Development Corporation’s research team. Claudia also has experience at the United States Department of State, working in the Office of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Public Relations Office. Claudia is a veteran of the United States Navy where she was contracted to work for National Security Agency in data interpretation. Claudia sits on the Executive Board for Maryland Art Place and the Market Center Merchant’s Association. She is also on the International Downtown Association’s Research Committee and Project for Public Spaces Leadership Council and the Greater Baltimore Committee Economic Development Committee and their 2019 Leadership cohort.