Claire Gutermuth, Research Coordinator

Claire is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Davidson College. During college, Claire interned in the Design Studio of The Tech Museum of San Jose, where she learned to 3D print prosthetic hands for children using open-source digital files. She presented at Stanford University’s MedicineX Conference 2014 on her work. At Davidson she was also a Human-Centered Design Fellow, the result of a collaboration between Davidson and IDEO to integrate design thinking into higher education. 

After graduation, Claire was awarded a Fulbright research scholarship in New Delhi, India to continue her prosthetics work. There she conducted qualitative interviews with amputees to assess gaps in the healthcare system. She also trained a team of seven engineers at Anudip Foundation in digital design, 3D printing, and fitting of prosthetic arms.  Upon returning from India, Claire joined the Hillary Clinton campaign as a community organizer in North Carolina.