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Emoonah McClerklin

Student Assistant

Pronouns: She/her/hers


Emoonah is a fourth-year student at UIC studying psychology and sociology. She is dedicated to social service, using her studies to aid her in her fight for equality. Before working in the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, Emoonah worked in several other social-justice-focused offices. She was a CAN Research Fellow for UIC’s Cancer Center, a program created for students with disabilities interested in scientific research. She’s organized around Free College for All and mental health reform for the People’s Lobby. She has also counseled under-resourced teens for the Chicago Park District’s TRACE Program. For three years she was a member of Sisters, an organization dedicated to the retention of Black women on UIC’s campus. She has done research on biphobia, self-efficacy of Black women with Type II diabetes, and coping mechanisms in Black women college students.

In her free time, Emoonah is a digital artist and writer. She is a cat enthusiast, and one day hopes to own one of her own. She also dabbles in Netflix binging and hosting impromptu musical sing-a-longs.