Claire Hakin currently serves as a member At-large for the NC Chapter of AER. She has previously served as the chapter secretary and has been a member of AER for 16 years. Claire believes the NC Chapter of AER upholds the mission of serving professionals in the field of vision impairment and blindness through continued professional development opportunities, advocacy, and research. Claire is a COMS and works as an Education Consultant for the Special Education Division of the Department of Public Instruction. She is an avid hiker and loves walking her canine companions Bettsie and Audrey.