Claire Melvin

Claire Melvin is an associate attorney in the Project Development & Finance Group of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City, where her practice focuses on renewable energy projects in the United States and Latin America.  She earned her Juris Doctor in 2015 from Washington University in St. Louis, where she served as primary editor of the Global Studies Law Review.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, with a concentration in Social Work, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Claire first started working with Maya Health Alliance| Wuqu’ Kawoq as a volunteer in 2009.  After earning her B.A. in 2010, she spent a year working with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance in Guatemala as a field intern, developing and managing the women’s health program, and assisting with demographic research and clinic management.