Being the daughter of two dedicated pro-life activists Clare began her own involvement in the cause at a young age. In high school, Clare competed three times in the Long Island Coalition for Life’s Pro-Life Oratory Contest, in which she placed twice. As a freshman in college, she presented a talk on the Freedom of Choice Act at the Youth and the Future of the Pro-Life Movement Conference sponsored by The Center for Catholic Studies at Nassau Community College. When she began college at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Clare trained to become a pro-life sidewalk counselor, ministering to women seeking abortions at two Pittsburgh abortion clinics (one of which has since shut down). She also served as Vice President for the Franciscan University College Republicans, a political organization which was heavily involved in the fight for life. Her involvement with this organization also included two years as editor and producer of a monthly newsletter, The Franciscan Conservative.
Clare graduated from Franciscan University in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Catechetics and minors in Theology and Human Life Studies. She has since been published by the Catholic News Agency, Fathers for Good, and Star of the Sea for the Needy.