Clare Boyle graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Economics, where she published an honors thesis studying structural and institutional characteristics that affect Virginia high school dropout rates.  Before continuing with her education, Clare worked as a paralegal for a boutique corporate immigration law firm in Richmond, Virginia.  In 2015, Clare began her graduate studies at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Commerce, with a concentration in Business Analytics.  During her graduate studies, she worked as a Teaching Assistant for the McIntire School Commerce upperclassmen International Finance class. In 2016, as part of these graduate studies, Clare embarked on an economics-focused global immersion program wherein she traveled to India, the Middle East, and South Africa to study public and private industry as well as government.  Clare began her professional career in 2016 when she joined Booz Allen Hamilton as a Senior Consultant, where her main area of focus was federal acquisitions.  She recently joined the civil service as a Management/Program Analyst in the Coast Guard Acquisitions Directorate, in the office of Acquisition and Systems Engineering Policy.  Clare became a member of the National Economists Club in 2016, and was elected as Secretary in fall 2017.  In 2017, Clare was chosen as a Kakehashi Scholar through the NEC, and was fortunate enough to participate in a study tour in Japan to learn more about their economy, government, and culture.  Clare is very grateful to be part of a community that values the study and application of economics, and is very excited to serve again as Secretary of the National Economists Club.