Clare graduated from UW-Madison in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Spanish with a Certificate in African Studies. In addition to earning a State of WI teaching license, Clare worked as a home visitor that partnered with parents and caregivers of small children to support them in reaching education and employment goals. She served multiple community-based locations around the Madison area with a concentration in Madison’s Southwest corridor and worked extensively with immigrant and undocumented populations.
Clare’s arrival to her new position as the Financial and Life Span Educator and plans to combine many of her personal and professional interests. She hopes to support current institute programming using a lens of cultural humility and trauma-informed care to increase engagement and impact on Dane County’s diverse communities.
Clare has lived in Madrid, Spain, and Santiago, Chile. She recently returned from Aruba and is looking forward to exploring more of the Caribbean.