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Clare McCamy ’85


Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

After graduating from Chapel Hill in 1985, McCamy taught secondary school in a remote rural village in Kenya and instructed both adults and youth in a vast refugee camp in Thailand. Upon returning to the United States, she worked to assist highly trained African professionals secure employment and return to their home countries through her work with the International Organization for Migration’s Return of Talent program. She later conducted research and developed and managed programs and events for various non-profits, including the RFK Center for Human Rights, the World Affairs Council, Family Care International, and Stanford’s Center for African Studies. After completing her graduate studies in international development and population studies at Cornell, she served in a variety of roles with the International Rescue Committee’s U.S. offices, focusing on the successful resettlement of refugee children, teens, and home-bound women in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco and Oakland. She has devoted much of the last two decades to raising four children, one of whom is now happily ensconced at UNC.