Originally from American Samoa, Claudine served in the US Navy and the Army National Guard before starting her work in the nonprofit sector. Previous to joining Destination: Home, Claudine developed and implemented programs to help unhoused and justice-involved populations earn a living wage and find stable housing.
Her lived experience of homelessness makes her a subject matter expert intent on building compassion, disrupting status-quo systems, and helping sector leaders clarify our local community’s understanding of the root causes and scope of homelessness. She is an active advocate for ending homelessness and is passionate about improving quality of life for unsheltered individuals. Claudine serves on the Santa Clara County CoC Board, the Lived Experience Advisory Board, and the Statewide Lived Expertise Advisory Board.
In her spare time, Claudine enjoys drinking locally-roasted coffee and being out in nature, whether off-roading or overlanding in her Jeep.