Clara Pritchett is a recent graduate from Brown University where she obtained a B.A. in Africana Studies. At Brown, Clara developed and taught an independent study course titled Diet Culture and Fatphobia in the US. She went on to graduate with honors following the completion of her senior thesis titled “It is a War on the Body: The Racial Construction of the American Obesity Epidemic”. Aside from her academic background and personal advocacy efforts in this space, Clara has professional experience working for other nonprofit organizations including the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) and Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE).
A Philadelphia native, Clara is excited to return to her home city and give back to the community. She looks forward to working within the public school system she grew up in, addressing an issue area in which she has both an academic background and extensive personal experience. In her free time, Clara enjoys musical theater, swimming, and reading romance novels.