Clare LaFond

Clare LaFond

Marketing and Communications Officer

As Marketing and Communications Officer, Clare leads efforts to enhance C4C’s brand and the UW’s reputation for groundbreaking research, innovation and impact. She provides a broad range of integrated communications and marketing strategies — from media and public relations to web content, events and community outreach — to raise the regional and national visibility of UW technology start-ups and other commercialization stories. Prior to joining C4C, Clare led external communications for UW Medicine for eight years and served as the key point of contact for local, national and international journalists covering science, medicine and health. She earned her B.A. in English from The University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.