Special Assistant to the Founder and President
Claire McGuinness provides support to VisionSpring’s leadership staff, and serves as a member of the organization’s fundraising team. Claire’s previous experience includes intern positions with the Clinton Global Initiative, Obama for America, and Advancing Human Rights. She graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University in 2014 with a BS in International Relations, with minors in Economics, French, and Asian Studies.
What excites you most about VisionSpring?
I love how far reaching the effects of glasses are. With one simple intervention, health, earning and education outcomes improve. Talk about small but mighty!
What’s your first memory wearing glasses?
After my third grade teacher noticed me squinting at the board, she sent me in for an eye exam. I couldn’t believe how clearly I could see afterwards!
What’s your favorite VisionSpring glasses style?
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
Favorite place to travel and why
Most of my extended family lives in Ireland. I usually travel there about once a year to catch up and drink tea!