Clarque’s passion for education equity first began during her own K-12 experience in her hometown in Florida. Why did some kids seem to succeed in school while others who looked like her and had similar circumstances struggled? And more importantly, what could she do to change this? She began working toward an answer to this question during her time at Amherst College, where she began rethinking education and its role in creating well-equipped citizens. After graduating, Clarque served as an English language teacher with the Fulbright Scholars Program in South Korea, where she further developed a deep love for teaching and connecting with students across boundaries. Now, as a master’s student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Clarque is learning to integrate her passions for teaching, curriculum design, advocacy, and justice to do meaningful work that brings quality, relevant education to all children.