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Claire Tomkins


Claire Tomkins is CEO at futurefamily, a San Francisco-based startup in the fertility sector, offering women egg-freezing services, concierge style. In addition to egg freezing and storage, each client has a personal coach who is a registered nurse fertility expert.

Claire was previously with SolarCity as the Director of Product Marketing and Partner Marketing. SolarCity is America's largest solar power provider, making clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits, and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.

Earlier, Claire ran Millennial Advisors, a cleantech consulting firm focused on energy and natural resource sectors, based in San Francisco. She was an advisor at Ackrell Capital, responsible for cleantech private placements and M&A, and also advised The Center for the Next Generation, founded by Tom Steyer, head of Farallon Capital Management, to drive clean energy investment and policy.

Claire is a domain expert in clean energy and cleantech, with experience in IT. She was the Director of the 2009 study Redefining What's Possible for Clean Energy by 2020. She also served as National Judging Co-Chair of the Cleantech Open.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Claire holds a PhD and an MS from Stanford University's Management Science & Engineering Department, in the Economics and Finance Group. Claire's dissertation was supported by a grant from the Woods Institute for the Environment to work with top scholars in law, natural resource, and economics, and she is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship.

Claire holds a Bachelor's degree in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. She lives in San Francisco with her husband.

As a member of Class 15, Claire served her fellowship while setting up Sir Richard Branson's Carbon War Room, based in Washington D.C.