Claire C

Major: Industrial Engineering

Hometown: Clintonville, WI

High School: Clintonville High School

Size of Graduating Class: 130

Sports/Clubs/Orgs Claire Participated in: Varsity soccer, drama department, forensics, German club, national honors society, math league

Awards Received: Fox Valley's best of the class 2016, high school salutatorian, dean's list

Why Claire Chose Her Major: "In high school I really liked math, and I originally thought I wanted to go into business, but then I looked into engineering. Industrial engineering has aspects of business as well as all of the math I love, so it is perfect for me."

Favorite Things: Singing, acting, calculus, listening to music, exercising, buying clothes on sale, memes, naps, fuzzy socks, makeup, Christmastime

Dislikes: Mushrooms, having to walk to class in the rain, needles, when your coffee gets cold but you have no way to heat it up

Favorite Place In Claire's Home-State: "My favorite place in Wisconsin is actually Madison. I'm from a small town and moving to a relatively big town was so exciting for me. I've always loved the campus as well. I have lots of good high school memories in Madison, from state forensics to seeing the varsity band concerts at the kohl center. I am so lucky to attend college in my favorite place in my home state. Go Badgers!!"

Favorite Place on Campus: Allen Centennial Garden

One Word That Describes Claire’s Personality: Funny

Favorite Color: Blue

When Claire was a kid, she wanted to be an: Actress

Favorite Music Groups/Acts: I really love Broadway music. I tend to listen to these songs when I'm feeling excited or energetic. If I'm in a more mellow mood I'll typically listen to bands like Radiohead.

If Claire had a free night to do whatever she wanted, she would: "I would probably take a nap and then wake up to spend time with my friends watching movies."

Hero/Heroine: "My heroine is Zendaya. She is an incredibly talented actress, singer, and dancer. She has accomplished so much already in her life, and she is one of my biggest inspirations as a performer. Zendaya is also a wonderful role model for girls and young women, and she is not afraid to be who she is and express herself, and I love that."

Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: "I hope I can inspire young performers to continue pursuing their passions after high school the same way Singers inspired me when I was younger."