Claire LaBeaux is the Chief Advancement Officer for NASEF. She has helped raise awareness of the benefits of scholastic esports as NASEF grew from a small regional pilot in 2018 to its current status as the Network of Academic and Scholastic Esports Federations (headquartered in the United States with affiliates around the world). Claire amplifies the work of educators who leverage esports for combined play and meaningful learning. She also helps parents, administrators, and the esports industry understand the benefits of scholastic esports. She oversees implementation of NASEF’s programs including Beyond the Game Challenges and programs leveraging Minecraft and other educational games. Claire also spearheads NASEF’s global partnerships in the industry, education, and sports sectors. She is a communicator and strategist with 20+ years of experience helping non-profits reach their goals by driving involvement and support. Her work spans STEM education and youth leadership organizations including NASEF, SciStarter, STEM Learning Ecosystems, US Army Educational Outreach Program, and Chief Science Officers.