Claudia has worked with Chalk since it’s founding as an actor, house manager, and in publicity and marketing, and now is excited to be a producing member. She earned her BFA from the Guthrie Theatre/ U of MN Actor Training Program and has worked as a performer in Minneapolis and all over California. Favorite roles are the Bride in Blood Wedding, Rosalind in Love’s Labours Lost, and Olga in Neva. Screen credits include Jane the Virgin, Roman Israel Esq., and Gilmore Girls. Her career has also taken her on an eclectic journey of leadership, communications, & organizing. While producer of the Zocalo Public Square Lecture Series, she hosted Zocalo Radio on LA’s NPR affiliate, KPCC. She served for a couple of terms on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council as Vice-Chair, Secretary, and the Chair of Arts & Culture. Claudia worked for a short time at LA City Hall as communications coordinator for Empower LA, as well as organizing campaigns such as Obama for America in 2008 and an LA City Council campaign in 2011. For a time she ran her own Creative Media Marketing Business, working with artists and food trucks on marketing campaigns. Claudia is also a professional dialect coach, having coached actors such as Antonio Banderas, Kit Harington, John Malkovich and Juliette Binoche.