Claire Halloran

Election Year: 2020

Election Constituency: United States of America

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: Wisconsin & Keble 2020

Claire Halloran


Claire E. Halloran, Wauwatosa, is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where they major in Materials Science and Engineering. Claire's research focuses on developing engineering technologies to mitigate climate change, including improving solar-to-fuel conversion reactors and creating low-cost batteries. Claire founded the MIT Climate Action Team, a campus group that organizes in support of climate change mitigation policies. They have also served as a peer educator on issues of sexual violence, cultural values, and healthy relationships. Claire plans to pursue a career as a federal policymaker focused on using technology to accomplish rapid and just decarbonization in the United States. At Oxford, Claire will continue their studies in energy systems, and subsequently study public policy.