Claren received her MS from Northeastern University in Global Studies and International relations, concentrating on Development and Global Health. She previously earned a BA in History from UC Berkeley, where she researched human movement and long-term influences of refugee policy in the 20th century. Throughout her studies, she focused on researching socio-economic factors affecting access to healthcare. Between degrees, she lived in southern Turkey, where she volunteered in a medical clinic serving Syrian refugees. Last summer, she was invited to the World Health Organization Summer School for Refugee and Migrant Health, where she worked alongside policymakers to develop evidence-informed approaches to support Syrian refugees in Europe and Turkey. She currently works with the CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine in Boston, focusing on COVID-19 response and analytics. Her interests include environmentally sustainable socio-economic development, empowering women and individuals with disabilities, urban planning, and understanding causes of human migration.