Claire Lafave is a second year MEM/MBA candidate, passionate about using business as a lever to support the transition towards regenerative food systems. At Yale, she co-leads the Coalition for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (CAFE). After her first year at Yale, she interned at Happy Family Brands, an organic baby food company, where she helped to develop a manufacturing engagement program, sustainable packaging strategy, and regenerative agriculture pilot project.
Before Yale, Claire managed farm-to-school programming at three public schools on Martha’s Vineyard, worked on a variety of small farms across the continent, and taught at a project-based school in the Bay Area.
Claire graduated from Williams College with a degree in English and Environmental Studies. She loves rock climbing, yoga, and writing/reading/hearing/telling stories.