Clare joined the TIER team in January 2024 as a Research Analyst. Clare comes to TIER with a multi-disciplinary background that combines knowledge and practice from the education policy, domestic social policy, political science, and political theory fields. Prior to joining TIER, Clare worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education, where she studied the historical underpinnings and long-term effects of Third Grade as the beginning of standardized testing in the US. She also worked as a student data-analysis consultant for La Salle University, where she conducted primary quantitative data analysis, identifying student drop-out trends in the undergraduate student body and provided solutions to improve retention. 

Clare also served as a policy research intern for the Pennsylvanian Legislature, as well as an education policy and communications intern at an educational technology startup, and a private consultant on philosophy and education projects. Additionally, Clare has worked as a student aid to a pre-Kindergarten student on the Autism Spectrum, supporting them in their education and daily classroom operations.

Clare received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Political Science and Philosophy. She also holds a master’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in Education Policy.