As a young girl, Claudia grew up in an environment without much inspiration or empowerment. Luckily, as an adult, she discovered her strength and voice, which inspired her to create a program where young girls would have access to fun, motivational and empowering activities so they could learn to identify themselves as valuable, beautiful and powerful. And so, 4GIRLS was born. Claudia lives in Long Beach with her husband and two children. She graduated from CSULB with a bachelor’s degree in International Business. Since 2009, Claudia has been a docent at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach.