My name is Claire Kueffner and I am a senior at Tulane University studying Legal Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Beyond my studies, I am also involved with the prelaw fraternity at Tulane. I am also the president of the Tulane Debate Team, and I coach high school debate at a local high school, Isidore Newman. My career interests center around using the law and my advocacy skills for the betterment of marginalized groups.
This semester, I will be working with Lift Louisiana on several projects to improve local sex education in Louisiana. I will primarily be working on a project called My Louisiana Sex Ed, where we will be working to encourage Louisiana youth to share stories about their sex ed experiences. We will use these stories to present arguments to policymakers about how sex ed is failing Louisiana’s youth. I will also be working to launch this story sharing program on Tulane’s campus and other college campuses around the state. This aims to both collect stories to understand the various types of sex ed that students have received, but also to increase sexual education on college campuses by allowing students to learn from one another.
I am so excited to use my advocacy and communication skills to promote awareness about the problems that Louisiana has with sexual education, and hopefully, use this as a political tool to create substantial change for youth in Louisiana.