Claire Lafave is completing her final year of a joint degree program at the Yale School of Management (MBA) and the Yale School of Environment (MEM). During her three years in New Haven, she has focused on regenerative agriculture, sustainable business strategies, and financing sustainability projects. She founded the Regenerative Agriculture Initiative, the first program at the Yale School of Environment to support student research on regenerative agriculture, and co-founded the School of Management Food, Agribusiness and Beverage Club.
After her first year at Yale, she interned at Happy Family Brands, an organic baby food company, where she helped to develop a manufacturing supplier engagement program, sustainable packaging strategy, and regenerative agriculture pilot project. After her second year, she interned at Hugo & Hoby, a sustainable furniture company founded by two SOM alums, where she built out their strategy for impact.
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. In her free time, she loves to hike and rock climb, practice yoga, and garden.