Clara Fong is a Research and Program Associate in the Democracy Program, where she focuses on the census and redistricting. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Fong interned at the Robin Hood Foundation, supporting a funding initiative for organizations involved in New York City’s community outreach during the 2020 Census. She was previously a policy intern at the University of Chicago’s Inclusive Economy Lab, a research institute that conducts program evaluations for organizations combating economic divestment and segregation.
Fong graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Public Policy and Psychology and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago. For her bachelor’s thesis, Fong conducted a qualitative study examining the effects of COVID-19 city out-migration on self-responses in the 2020 Census. Her master’s thesis explored social conceptualization of development in local and resident populations living in Singapore.