Claire Carroll

Literature Expert


Yale University


Claire Carroll is a writer and SEO specialist, with technical and editorial research experience.


Claire started her career as a software engineer, working at IBM and teaching introductory programming to undergraduates. After a stint at Accenture in technical consulting, Claire worked in product and content marketing at a machine learning company in New York, where she spearheaded technical research projects. She then freelanced for sustainable shipping companies and ThoughtCo.


At Yale University, Claire studied both Computer Science and English, with a focus on postcolonial literature and creative writing. She is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing at The University of St. Andrews.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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