Claudine Humure is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, MA, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences in May 2017. In the summer of 2014, Ms. Humure worked with the Boston Medical Center pediatrics department as a Health Leads Advocate to represent refugees and kids from low income families who lacked the means to a basic health care. In 2015, Ms. Humure worked at the MIT Media Lab under the supervision of Professor Hugh Herr as a researcher with the lab’s biomechatronics group and as a student at the MIT D-Lab. During her time at MIT, Ms. Humure initiated the design of a 3D printable prosthetic socket for transfemoral amputees. In an effort to continue the project, Ms. Humure collaborated with MIT the following year while also working closely with Autodesk, a software manufacturing company located in Boston, MA. She is one of the 2017 OZY Genius grant recipients.
Ms. Humure has worked at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown, MA as a comprehensive rehabilitation intern where she tended to amputees and people with spinal cord injuries. She has also interned with Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics in Newton, MA. Ms. Humure began working with UGHE in July 2017 as the Executive Team Fellow. In this role, she wrote and prepared presentations, speeches and op-eds for the University’s Vice Chancellor and supported the Executive Assistant in managing the Vice Chancellor’s domestic and international engagements. In her current role, Ms. Humure manages UGHE’s external relations where she serves as the in country host for donors, partners, members of the media and other visitors.