Clara grew up in Northern Virginia, but has called Raleigh, NC home for over 30 years. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BS in Chemistry, and while there, found true joy in learning how to program a computer. Her career has spanned several industries, including “think tanks” in Washington DC, electrical utilities, medical software, and banking. She has held positions as a computer programmer, fraud mitigation analyst, and project manager. She has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® since 2002.
Clara and her husband, Ron, live in Raleigh and have 2 sons, Kevin and Drew. Clara enjoys reading, puzzles of all kinds, and gardening. She is an avid fan of the Durham Bulls baseball team.