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Claire Markgraf

Class of 2010-2011

About Claire

as of 2/2010: Claire Markgraf currently works for the World Bank as a junior member of the ChiefEconomist’s staff, assisting in operations and strategy. She most recently served as amember of the World Bank’s core team working to expand the input of developing countriesin the upcoming G-20 meetings. Prior to joining the Chief Economist’s office, she was theportfolio analyst for the World Bank’s Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility, where she tracked a portfolio of over 800 infrastructure projects totaling approximately US$160million. Claire’s field of interest in development includes urban development and planning, as well as development finance and slum redevelopment. Previously, Claire served as a Truman-Albright Fellow in the U.S. Department of the Interior and was primarily responsible for a weekly report for the President of the United States on national lands management issues. Since 2003, Claire has gained significant experience in journalism as editor-in-chief of her college newspaper, executive editor of Ceiling News Magazine, and volunteer editor for Street Sense newspaper. In 2005, Claire was awarded a Truman Scholarship, the U.S.’shighest honor awarded to an undergraduate. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from Occidental College in Los Angeles and completed post-bac coursework in economics, statistics, and international policy as a Public Policy and International AffairsFellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School.

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