Clare's portfolio includes programs that foster partnership exchanges between media outlets, journalism associations and journalism schools; provide support for media legal defense and advocacy organizations; and facilitate capacity building of journalists and independent media outlets.
Clare oversees day-to-day management and backstopping of the Student Journalism for China Program, Ukraine Media Partnership Program, Ukraine Media Support and Advocacy Program, Azerbaijan New Media Program, Zimbabwe Media Access and Professional Program, and Tunisia New Tricks Project at IREX.
Prior to joining IREX, Clare worked in China and Lesotho on HIV and Malaria prevention programs targeting youth, injecting drug users, sex workers, and factory workers. Clare also worked with women law practitioners in Albania and Indonesia on women’s legal rights, especially pertaining to domestic violence and access to the judiciary system. In Tanzania, Clare worked with a local NGO in preserving indigenous music and taught young Massai warriors conversational English.
Clare received an MA from American University in Comparative Regional Studies and International Development.
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Clare is a native of Shanghai, an enthusiastic photographer and salsa dancer, and has attempted to learn Swahili through rap.