Clare Boerigter is a writer, traveler and former wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service.

Clare was born in Saudi Arabia and raised in the Midwest. She holds a BA in Spanish from Grinnell College and an MA in International Education from the Universidad de Alcalá in Spain; she is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Minnesota.

Clare worked as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service during the 2012, 2013 and 2015 fire seasons. She has worked as a firefighter on over 25 wildfires in 6 states, as well as serving as the lookout in the Ute Fire Tower, Utah’s last remaining fire tower.

An outdoor sports enthusiast, Clare was thrilled to rock climb all across Spain during her two years studying and teaching in Madrid. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.