Claire Laine is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Macalester College. She moved to Massachusetts in 2016 to attend Harvard Divinity School, and recently graduated with a Master of Theological Studies in Literature, Religion, and Culture. Her prior professional experiences include writing, editing, book selling, and ballet dancing, and she is excited to further immerse herself in the literary community here in Massachusetts. In addition to being a Program Assistant at Mass Poetry, she is a Publicity Assistant at Harvard University Press. When she is not reading or writing, she is probably baking or making elaborate mail for her family and friends.