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Clarise Simmons

Project Coordinator
Hometown: Montclair, NJ

Clarise has a huge heart for women and young children. She has spent many years working in education and with nonprofit organizations that develop curated experiences for women and children. In her pursuit to continue to make meaningful investments towards the future, she decided to sow her time into organizations that also align with that pursuit. With a background in Marketing and Communications, Clarise is motivated to continue to provide a well organized and intentional experience in her career here at Elevate.

Clarise volunteers at her local church in the food pantry and on the media team. She graduated from Canisius College with a degree in Integrated Marketing (Communications and Marketing) with a focus in Media Studies.

She enjoys creating content, modeling, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

What is your hidden talent?

I love to dance! I’m not sure if that is much of a hidden talent though. Once a good song is on you’ll know!

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

An Exclamation Point! Because I get excited about life especially when I’m around my community!

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

This might be cringey but I don’t have one. I make mistakes and I’m very grateful for softwares and platforms that help me show up and be my best.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

At my church surrounded by the people that I love and worshipping the Lord!

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