Employee Spotlight: Claire Macdonell

Posted by: Annissa Fitch
April 24, 2019

Claire Macdonell serves as the administrative support assistant for the Academic Technology and Innovations (ATI) Division in the lower level of the Pfau Library. As an alumnus of CSUSB, Macdonell received her BA in Anthropology and MA in Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton.

Macdonell joined the CSUSB staff family in November of 2017, her current  responsibilities includes managing calendars, meetings, deadlines and working with instructional designers. Macdonell recognizes that technology is becoming the lifeblood of future education as hybrid and online courses are becoming more popular within the academic field. She recently had the opportunity to participate in a virtual reality project, Ambrosia.

“Ambrosia, through the anthropology department, you get to experience fieldwork through virtual reality and gain the skills that you need.” said Macdonell.

Outside of the office, Macdonell enjoys crocheting and trying new foods such as vietnamese dishes. As a Star Trek fan, Macdonell shares that she enjoys traveling and would like to visit Japan one day. Macdonell wears many hats as she is a mother, wife and administrative support assistant.

Macdonell expresses that CSUSB gave her more than a degree but family as she states, “CSUSB has impacted my life by not only giving me my undergraduate education but by giving me the opportunity to meet my husband.”