Spring 2019 John Jay Fellow
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
College: St. Louis University
Degree: B.A. Math and Philosophy
Clare grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri. She graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. Clare spent her junior year as a visiting student at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University. While at Oxford, Clare explored the philosophy and theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and decided to focus her senior capstone research on his accounts of justice, mercy, and civil punishment.
Clare hopes to build on her knowledge of classical and medieval thought as she engages more recent thinkers during the John Jay Fellowship. She is grateful for the opportunity and challenge of further study while preparing for law school. In her spare time, Clare enjoys playing the piano and the harp, painting with watercolors, and exploring old churches. Clare feels called to promote and defend laws that safeguard religious liberty and human rights, and she believes the John Jay Fellowship will be excellent preparation for such a career.