Who we are

Clare Quirin

Student Coordinator


Collaborating with colleagues and given creative freedom on a project — set to the soundtrack of instrumental background music — is a recipe for inspiration for Clare Quirin. As Student Coordinator for Piper & Gold Public Relations, Clare loves opening her mind and her ears to learning opportunities and then offering her expertise to clients where it fits best.

Clare infuses her work and her life with her dedication to human rights and environmental activism. As a student, she’s excited each time she learns a new PR skill because she gets to see the bigger picture of her potential working in the field.

Clare is a senior at Grand Valley State University, double majoring in film and video along with advertising and public relations. She is the social media director for GVSU’s PRSSA chapter and an account executive for the university’s student-run PR firm, Grand PR.

When she’s not working, Clare loves hanging out with her dogs – Otto, Ruby and Paxton. She loves rock climbing, skiing and hiking, and she’s a big iced tea fan.


  • Placed third in an international marketing competition for college students – the Digital Marketing Competition – for a comprehensive digital marketing strategy for a digital wellness company. Her team also earned the “What’s Trending” award, given to the team that delivered the most creative tactics.

  • Contributed content to American Camp Association’s Camping Magazine for a story helping camp directors learn to become grassroots marketing pros to promote their camps to potential campers and counselors.

  • Developed website, newsletter, and social media content for Grand Rapids Public Schools and served as a photographer for school events, which boosted their website, social media, and email marketing traffic.