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 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 scientific communication for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). I currently run the communication function for the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division of the University and have previously worked on various communication and community-building projects at KAUST including roles in Community Life, KAUST Health, the KAUST Core Labs, and the KAUST President’s Office. I also serve as a volunteer on 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 group in Cambridge, England for people interested in 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.
Most of my professional projects have in common deep-seated community roots, but the part I’m most proud of is that for the most part 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!