Clara was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to Charleston in August 2018. She studied ballet, and she has a BA in dance from Dean College. After working in the veterinary field for the past four years, Clara is now studying for an associate degree in veterinary sciences.

Clara spends almost all her free time with her best friend, Ellie Mae, a 13-year-old Corgi/Pit Bull mix. Clara adopted Ellie Mae from Pet Helpers the day she moved to Charleston. Together they enjoy exploring the city, photography, trips to the beach, and long naps.