Special Projects Assistant
Emoonah McClerklin is the Special Projects Assistant at the Women's Leadership and Resource Center.
Emoonah is a recent graduate of UIC with a degree in psychology and sociology. She is dedicated to social service, using her studies to aid her in her fight for equality. Before working at 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 freelance writer.