Clara Sekowski is from Los Angeles, California, and is 17 years old.She decided to take a bridge year between high school and college whenshe was twelve and is currently living in Senegal. Despite attendingthree different high schools in three years, Clara graduated a yearearly and took the lead in creating several internationally focusedclubs and organizations. Clara was the founder and president of theWorld Health and Medicine Club, the Red Cross Club, the Model UnitedNations Club, as well as the Face Aids and WorldLink Youth chapters ather high school. These clubs, as well as her internship withLeadership Initiatives, sparked her interest in internationaldevelopment. In addition to being an accomplished fencer, Clara is anavid reader, writer and photographer.