Christine Clark

Position: Acting Vice President, Research
Categories: Center for the Economics of Reproductive Health

Christine Clark has broad experience in social change advocacy, programs, and communications in the U.S. and internationally. She recently completed an eight-year term as a Program Officer in Gender Equity and Governance at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she led grantmaking to promote reproductive health, rights, and justice. Previously, Christine was the founding executive director of Teen Success, Inc., an organization in California that works with teen mothers to increase educational and economic mobility and prevent intergenerational poverty. Christine began her career in social justice as a volunteer teacher in rural Namibia. After three of her teenage students became pregnant and were forced to leave school, she began teaching sex education and helping students advocate for the right of all girls to stay in school. She spent several years as part of the global team of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and led research on HIV peer support groups in West Africa for the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.

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