Claire Leone

  • Sustainability Fellow
  • Southern California, CA, USA
  • Apr 07, 2021
Full time role, Part time role, Contract position, Paid fellowship, Internship Sustainability

Personal Summary

I am a Sustainability Fellow with a background in environmentalism, climate change, and social issues. I have diverse experience working in both the government and private sectors and I am eager to leverage my skills and grow with a brand or company that's leading the way.

Work Experience

Sustainability Fellow
Sep 2020 - CivicSpark AmeriCorps
  • Researched, developed, and presented first ever single-use plastic ban for the City of Beverly Hills
  • Coordinated cross-departmental data requests throughout development of Beverly Hills' first Climate Action Plan and greenhouse gas inventory
  • Developed sustainability-related content targeting both businesses and residents for extensive city website update
  • Co-organized and developed statewide volunteer engagement events
  • Researched various food waste diversion strategies for stakeholders in Beverly Hills
Data Operations Specialist
Oct 2019 - Sep 2020 INRIX
  • Hired and communicated with contractors on a regular basis
  • Managed individual project budget
  • Collaborated with members of the data team, engineers, and mobile developers in California, Ukraine, and Germany offices to guarantee software runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Ensured QA of development, staging, and production of software pre and post-deployment
  • Gathered and analyzed data using proprietary, in-house software
  • Coordinated ground-level data collection in major cities worldwide
  • Compiled and analyzed data to track parking probabilities in various cities globally
  • Maintained contractual KPI levels required by clients including BMW, Volkswagen, and Ford
Lead Barista
May 2018 - Aug 2019 Cotati Coffee Company
  • Used 8+ years of customer service experience to provide customers with a warm and welcoming experience while maintaining efficiency in a fast-pace environment
  • In addition to making beverages, was responsible for opening or closing store and improvising as obstacles arose
Climate Research Center Assistant
Jul 2018 - May 2019 Sonoma State University
  • Assisted in compiling scientific research and literature on topics related to hurricane rainfall,extreme floods, climate variability and climate change
  • Obtained, recorded and analyzed rainfall data associated with Hurricane Maria
  • Produced 200+ graphs and maps illustrating spatial distribution of precipitation data
  • Gained valuable peer review experience and collaborated on a published research journalarticle, "Extreme Rainfall Associated with Hurricane Maria Over Puerto Rico And Its Connectionto Climate Variability and Change"


Jan 2017 - Jul 2019 Sonoma State University
Environmental Studies
Jan 2017 - Jul 2019 Sonoma State University

Software Languages & Skills


Experience Level

1-2 years

Sectors of Interest

Food & Agriculture, Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Climate Adaptation, Consumer Goods, Materials & Manufacturing, Communication & Media, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Entrepreneurship

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Are you interested in being involved in a Climatebase mentorship program? If so, how would you like to participate? (As a mentor VS as a mentee)

Yes, I am interested as a mentee

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I am looking for a climate job

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