Claire Armetta

College Specialist
College of Liberal & Creative Arts

Joined SF State in May 2019

B.A. in English Literature, minor in Philosophy – University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis – University of Wisconsin - Madison


What’s the best class you’ve ever taken?
My love of English literature began in a high school British literature course.  We read Beowulf, and the teacher reenacted the battle scene with a randomly chosen student.  The teacher knocked over a book shelf for dramatic effect. You basically could NOT fall asleep in this class. The teacher was all over the place!


About me (likes & hobbies):
I love Beagles, chocolate cupcakes with butter cream frosting, and the color pink! If you ever want to show someone a picture of your dog, I am definitely interested. Originally from Wisconsin (the dairy state!), I am a fried cheese curd enthusiast and grew up with FRIGID winters.


What excites you about helping students graduate from SF State?
This is a pivotal point in a student’s life, and I feel privileged to be a part of such a journey. Not to mention, the opportunity for students to grow and learn on a campus like SFSU is exponential! Overall, I’m excited about supporting students towards their vision of success.


Most unusual job you ever had?
I was a “Door-to-Door” Canvasser for PBS where I knocked on people’s doors for eight hours a day asking for donations (a free service I might add!) If they said “no” I usually would just complement them on their lawn ornaments or pet their dogs!


What advice do you have for SF Stater Gators?
The “unknown” can be scary! But continue to explore, and seek out new and unfamiliar experiences.  Perhaps there is an aspect of the world you have always been curious about, or drawn to, continue to listen to that internal voice of curiosity and never stop asking questions.