Claudia has lived on Mercer Island with her husband and two daughters, Anneka and Ava, for the past 17 years. Claudia received her BA from Columbia University in NYC and then her JD from the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington DC. She has worked as a healthcare consultant and then as the Science Friday Teacher at Lakeridge Elementary School on Mercer Island and also as a 3’s teacher at Emmanuel Day School. With her husband James they founded Blue C Sushi and Boom Noodle Restaurants and most recently created Elemental Wood Fired Pizza in University Village and downtown Tacoma. When not at EDS TeacherClaudia can be found at a dog park with her two dogs Scout and Sophie, at Preston Fields watching soccer, cooking in her kitchen or sitting with her Girl Scout troop around a campfire.