Claire Richer (CAS’15)

Alumna | Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy | CAS, Pardee'15

Claire Richer

Offshore Wind Policy Professional


I graduated from BU with degrees in Environmental Analysis & Policy and International Relations with an environmental focus.



  • Installed emPOWERme bikes at Mugar Library
  • Participated on the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing to the BU Board of Trustees
  • Member, Women's Rowing Team

Beyond BU

  • Campaigned in the green zone at COP21 in Paris.
  • Worked for US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) for more than four years on a variety of ocean-related topics including fisheries, offshore wind, and maritime issues; I started as a staff assistant and was promoted to legislative aide.
  • Pursued positive public policy for wind, solar and storage energy with American Clean Power Association, with a specific focus on promoting and resolving conflicts for offshore wind energy.
  • As federal affairs director at American Clean Power Association (ACP), I serve as a strategist and legislative liaison with House and Senate offices in pursuit of ACP’s policy priorities, with a large focus on offshore wind.

Advice for BU Students

Even if you're not sure what you want to do with your life, jump into something wholeheartedly and learn as much as you can about a specific issue. It's amazing what opportunities that can present!


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