After graduating with a degree in International Studies and Germanics from the University of Washington in 2021, Clara utilized a grant from the Jackson School of International Studies to immerse herself in anti-sweep organizing in the city of Seattle. This organizing countered the violence perpetrated against unhoused community members by police and city employees. Thanks to her neighbors and comrades, Clara’s worldview is largely shaped by the lessons of solidarity in class struggle against systemic violence. Clara enjoyed dipping her toe into local journalism and labor law in Seattle in the following year. In 2022, Clara fulfilled her dream of moving to Berlin to work and study with help from the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellowship. Following a semester of study at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Clara translated her expertise in US border violence research to an EU context, with research contributions to the Balkans-focused Border Violence Monitoring Network. Clara is excited to bring her passion for intercultural exchange, and a belief in the power of education as a driver of change to her position with Humanity in Action. She is thrilled to engage in this community of thoughtful and driven individuals.