Claire Dutton

Claire Dutton.

Undergrad: Kenyon College
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Assistantship: Dean of Students Office
Bio:Hello! My name is Claire Dutton (she/her/hers) and I'm originally from Dublin, Ohio. I graduated from Kenyon College in 2014 with a psychology degree. I lived in Boston for 5 years and now I live in Los Angeles.

Before I started college, I participated in the Kenyon College Community Service Pre-Orientation Program, where incoming first year students arrive on campus early to volunteer at local community service sites. Pre-O was an incredible, positive start to my college experience and I spent the next three years as a leader then head coordinator of the program. My time leading Pre-O helped shape my identity and my passion to create welcoming, inclusive communities, which I want to bring to a career in student affairs.

After graduation, I worked in the mental health field in Boston. As a mental health worker at a residential treatment program called Monte Nido Laurel Hill, I worked with clients who were recovering from eating disorders. When I was promoted to Program Coordinator at the Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Boston (a day treatment program), my role was both clinical and administrative as I supported clients with the admission and orientation process. In Los Angeles, I was the project manager for a mental health and wellness retreat company. I look forward to bringing my experience in mental healthcare to my work in student affairs.

During my free time, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, camping, and sewing. I am so excited to start the UConn HESA program in the fall and pursue a career in higher education where I can support students with their learning, growth, and wellbeing!