Biography of Claudia Cheffs

Claudia is the founder and led UCI‟s Global Zero student organization and Students for Global Peacebuilding at UCI. She traveled with Paula Garb and a group of students and faculty to Armenia, Turkey and Georgia, and later to Israel/Palestine. On both trips she had students who affiliated with one or another side of the conflicts. Claudia was a leading bridge builder across those difficult divides. Since her graduation she‟s been working in the Political Science Department as the department‟s manager. And she’s a board member of UCI’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding.

She was just accepted into UCLA’s EDD program. She’ll continue working at UCI and pursue her degree at UCLA. Not only is she extremely intelligent and well organized, but has a personality that lights up the room with joy.