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Claire Davidson

Program Manager, Leadership Initiative

Claire Davidson is the program manager of the Leadership Initiative at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. 

Claire supports key curricular and extracurricular programs and projects for the Initiative, including leadership coaching for Ford School MPPs and MPAs. She is the lead facilitator of the CliftonStrengths assessment and manages other leadership assessments and tools for Ford School students. 

For four years, Claire was a member of the Ford School’s Career Services team providing career counseling to graduate students. Prior to joining the Ford School, Claire held various roles at the College of Engineering executing academic and career programming for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Claire completed her Master of Arts in higher education at the University of Michigan and received her Bachelor of Arts in communication studies at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.


Educational Background

  • MA in higher education, University of Michigan
  • BA in communication studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.