I’m Claire Sale. On this blog, I share information about things I’m passionate about – including community building, communication, science and technology, and expat life.
I am a professional communicator and community builder focused on using science and technology for social benefit. I am a communicator by education, a community builder by profession, and a consensus-builder by disposition.
I have a passion for building strong online and offline communities with an aim to create real impact locally and globally. I value transparency and have experience in large-scale, international projects as well as small, local projects.
I live as an expat in Saudi Arabia where I work in communication for the KAUST Core Labs. The Core Labs are a host of shared laboratories – a dazzling array of leading scientific equipment and brainpower including the fastest supercomputer in the middle east. I also serve as a volunteer on many community-focused projects and particularly enjoy working on initiatives which use science or technology for social benefit.
Before living at KAUST, I spent several years as a community builder for NetSquared, an organization that is focused on the intersection of technology and social benefit. I was also the founder of Net2Camb, a local meetup group in Cambridge, England for people interested in connecting on using technology for social good. Before that, I worked in Washington, DC as a social media specialist at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross. I have also been known to dabble in community-building and communication focused consulting.
All of my previous professional projects have in common deep-seated community roots, but the part I’m most proud of is that they are now being run by new people that have put their own passion into the cause and multiplied the positive impact.
If you have a project that you’d like to collaborate on, please get in touch!
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