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Kayla Daniel- Program Coordinator

Kayla is a alumae of Ohio State University, graduating in December 2017 with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in Global Public Health and Sexuality Studies, and currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Bioethics at Ohio State. While in school, she studied and wrote a research thesis about the exclusion of LGBTQ students in traditional high school sexual health education programs. She serves the Office of Student Academic Success- Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry as a Program Coordinator, and is very excited to be working with students through events and advising appointments! Read more about Kayla's undergraduate research experience on the UR&CI Blog!

Claire G. Sweigart, Program Director

Claire Sweigart has worked in advocacy and education since graduating from The Ohio State University in 2007 with a B.S. in Environmental Education.  She completed a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2010, focusing on public interest environmental law.  After a fellowship with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Claire transitioned to working in higher education at the University of Cincinnati where she served as Sustainability Coordinator for three and a half years.  In this role, Claire worked closely with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to advance environmental and social sustainability programs and create a campus culture of engagement.  She has also taught environmental law and policy as an adjunct instructor.  Claire returned to Ohio State in 2015 as the Program Manager for the Office of Service-Learning and has served as Program Director since 2019.  Claire’s approach is informed by experiential education and high impact practices literature.  She is particularly interested in the ethics of community-engaged learning and research as well as the power of experiential education to help students find purpose and meaning in their academics and life.