The Evolution of Claire begins with a prologue set in present-day 2018 describing Claire's post-traumatic stress. She moved back to her hometown after the 2015 incident at Jurassic World, partially to escape the government investigations and online conspiracy theories, but also to escape the nightmares she had been having every night since then. While unpacking in her new apartment, she finds an old box of mementos from her internship at Jurassic World, including her intern badge, postcards from Karen, an amber pin in the shape of a cicada, and her notebook, which housed a flower Justincmd体育网址 had given to her. While looking at the pin, she realizes she needs to revert to the woman she was when she was nineteen—the woman she was before she went to Jurassic World.
After the prologue, the story starts during summer break in 2004 as Claire is packing up in her college dorm room, where she lives with her pet, a bearded dragon named Sally Ride, and another student, Regina. Claire and Regina reminisce about their time living together and then exchange gifts; Regina gives the amber cicada pin, and Claire gives a 1950s copy of Rumi’s Masnavi. Claire explains she wouldn’t have passed Professor Gillian’s Poetry 101 class without Regina’s help, and Regina commends Claire for her determination to study politics and go to law school to champion better animal protection laws.
Karen arrives and meets Regina for the first time, relaying in a covert manner to Claire that their mother has been complaining Claire is too busy to see her family anymore. Claire wants to visit more often, but doesn’t have the funds or a car, and was chosen to be mentored by Professor Broadhurst, something very rare for a freshman. Claire is unsatisfied with the thought of living a small life like her sister. She wants a life that isn’t boring; one that always has a challenge for her, one where she always has an answer to every problem.
When Regina’s parents arrive, Regina and Claire make plans for next semester and say their goodbyes. With Regina gone, Claire and Karen reminisce about a time Claire brought a wounded fox to Karen’s dorm, which freaked out Karen’s roommate at the time. That brings up a memory of Claire’s childhood home, a little house on the outskirts of town next to a white beech grove, where her dad would farm bees and fix trucks. She finishes packing up and leaves with her sister.
On the ride, Claire says she’s applied to four law firm internships and one with a Ninth Circuit judge. She’s holding off on choosing until she hears back from the Masrani Corporation. She and Karen talk about boys, Zach, and their parents’ marital issues, making Claire feel even guiltier about not coming home more often. They eventually move on to Claire’s internship with the Masrani Corporation. Claire was twelve when pictures of John Hammond’s dinosaurs first surfaced and information on Jurassic Park was released. Karen reveals that despite all odds, Claire has been accepted into the Bright Minds program.
Claire and Karen arrive at their parents’ house, where Claire reunites with her family, including her dog, Earhart. Claire notices her mother isn’t exactly thrilled that she got accepted into the Bright Minds program during dinner, but this is only because she's incredibly worried. Alone in her room at night, Claire wavers between going through with the internship or choosing one of the others that will keep her closer to her family. In the morning, Claire and her mother have a conversation where Claire explains her reasoning behind her decision. She tells her mother that she’s going because it’s an incredibly unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but in truth, she wants to get close to Simon Masrani because he’s a very powerful man with a lot of connections that could aid her in her political venture. Claire confirms her choice later that day with Karen, and the two go shopping to prepare for living on Isla Nublar.
Claire boards a plane the next day, where she meets Justin, who’s almost late for takeoff. Justin is a business major with an interest in chemistry. The two converse about the , and then segue into a discussion about Justin’s mother. The plane lands and the two part ways, only for them to both meet again by the shuttle for the ferry.
Claire and Justin meet Jessica, who is the assistant to Ms. Beverly Jamison, the director of the Bright Minds program. Justin asks how many species of dinosaur are on Isla Nublar and Jessica answers that there are five different herbivore species: a herd of Triceratops, four Brachiosauruses, over a dozen Parasaurolophuses, six young Ankylosauruses, and several Gallimimuses. She makes no mention of the carnivores, despite the public knowing there are carnivorous species on the island. She says they plan on opening with a total of eight herbivore species the following year. They reach the shuttle, meeting twins Tanya, a botanist, and Eric, a video enthusiast.
At the dock, Claire saves Tanya from a net full of fish that breaks above their heads. They’re introduced to another intern, Wyatt, who laughs at their near misfortune. Once in the ferry, Claire joins the large buffet set out, and sees that there are also vet technicians, trainers, scientists, and other Jurassic World personnel aboard. Claire reunites with Justin as they get their food, and they find a table with the rest of the interns, meeting Ronniecmd体育网址, a girl entering the after summer break. The group gets into an argument with Wyatt for making sexist comments, ending when Justin steps in and warns Wyatt. With dinner finished, the interns are called to the front by Beverly, where she introduces herself and lets them know they’ll be arriving in twenty-two minutes. They’re able to see the lights and general shape of the island from the boat, and soon finally reach their destination, Isla Nublar.
At the island, the staff introduce themselves and the group goes to see their firstdinosaur. From here, they fulfill various tasks such as feeding the Tyrannosaurus, rescuing a Triceratops stuck in thorny bushes and helping the islands lead geneticist Dr. Henry Wu incubate dinosaurs. Whilst at her hotel room, Claire finds a notebook hidden in the bedframe in her bed. The notebook details a previous interns fascination with the park's Brachiosaurus and her studies upon them. The journal also details the strange sickness the park's Brachiosaurus get when they eat strange types of food. Claire's stress invades her consciousness as she sees weird streaks of purple dart in front of her. Claire and Justin find the source of the strange sickness (a type of algae in the water supply).
As a new Velociraptor is shipped over, Claire and Justin suspect Wyatt is up to something sinister. Standing in front of a large fuse box are Tanya and Eric. Eric's wire cutters slip and cut the main power. The large steel gate in front of them opens and out of the darkness comes a hungry Velociraptor that had just woken up. All four of them run for a tree large enough to hop the walls of the training enclosure. Eric and Tanya make it safely but Justin and Claire don't have enough time. They run to the end and Justin sacrifices himself so that Claire can run. She remembers in the corner of each paddock is a box containing tasers, sent masking sprays and other weapons. Claire arms herself, hunts down the Velociraptorcmd体育网址 and successfully downs. Justin dies of his injuries and Claire is hospitalized. The twins motives are explained as espionage. If they succeeded, a pharmaceutical company would be able to heal their younger sister of her fatal heart conditions.
Claire and Simon speak at the Brachiosaurus Paddock some days after Claire's recovery. Claire confronts Simon over the diary she discovered and Simon reveals the truth. The Bright Minds Internship was not the first internship program and Masrani Global did cover up its existance. However, the was abandoned during a storm because she helped protect her favorite animals, the Brachiosaurus, instead of evacuating. This was in order to save them from their ailment the Park hadn't resolved. Claire is asked to keep her silence of what she has learned and she agrees but tells Masrani to pay for Eric and Tanya's sister's medical treatment as Claire agrees that Jurassic World is making strides and shouldn't be shut down. Masrani agrees and in turn offers Claire a job at the park and to stay on working for his company.
Claire accepts Masrani's offer to stay on Isla Nublar and turns to the Brachiosaur Pearl. Thus begins Claire's career which eventually leads to the woman she would become in Jurassic World.