Office of Service-Learning Staff

Claire G. Sweigart, Program Director, (614) 247-4439, e-mail

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 joined the Office of Service-Learning in 2015 as the Program Manager and has served as Program Director since 2019.  Claire’s approach to service-learning is informed by experiential education and high impact practices literature.  She is particularly interested in the ethics of community-engaged learning as well as the power of experiential education to help students find purpose and meaning in their academics and life.