Claire Gillooly Dempsey

Claire (she/her) was born and raised in Washington, DC. A social worker of over 6 years, Claire has long been passionate about racial, economic, and gender justice. While living in DC, she

worked at CAIR Coalition, where she launched a social services program for immigrants leaving ICE detention centers and worked closely with clients who experienced mental illness and

disabilities. Upon moving to St. Louis in 2021, Claire began working at Rise Community Development, where she supported community planning projects and led capacity building and

policy advocacy efforts within Rise’s CDFI. Seeking a different perspective, Claire most recently worked as a consultant for a tax credit syndicator, examining and revamping their approach to

impact measurement management on their low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) investments. Claire holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a joint MBA and

Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. In her free time, she can be found latin dancing, traveling, and searching for the best croissant.