Clare Boone is a junior in Yale College from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. Originally majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, she took a gap year during the 2020-2021 school year, which inspired her to switch her major to History. Over her gap year, she explored her interests in organizing and policy as an intern at the ACLU of Louisiana, where she worked mostly on civil rights and immigration issues. She is particularly interested in studying how race has shaped American democracy, and she hopes to use the skills learned in the Grand Strategy Program to promote policies that address racial equities. Outside of the classroom, Clare plays on the Yale Women’s Lacrosse team, practices yoga, and spends time with friends around Benjamin Franklin College.