Position: Special Assistant and Policy Fellow
Organization: The White House
Current Location: United States, North America
Bachelor of Science from Cornell University
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
• Sociology of Health of Ethnic Minorities
Generation-Indigenous Youth Fellow
Center for Native American Youth
July 1, 2015
Outstanding Youth Policy Advocate
January 22, 2017
United Nations, Second Annual Youth Forum, at the 61st session on the Commission on the Status of Women
March 17, 2017
Kelly McClure is a Special Assistant and Policy Fellow at the White House. Kelly earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Yale Law School, where she served as a Coker Fellow and a student Co-Director of the Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic. At Yale, Kelly was the recipient of the Switzer Fellowship, Wyss Scholarship and MALDEF Scholarship, among others. Kelly received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
“Kelly is leading the charge in destigmatizing family planning across Indian Country. Her work empowers native LGBT youth and women to reclaim their reproductive destiny, despite decades of forced sterilization and abuse of natives by health providers
– Jonathan Windy Boy, Montana State Representative of House District 32 / Former Senator Emeritus at Montana State Senate, Montana State House of Representatives
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.
Over the last 5 years I have also facilitated dozens of public policy and advocacy workshops to empower Native American youth with the tools to effectively petition government agencies and officials on policy issues surrounding reproductive justice.
What sparked your passion for family planning?
These past injustices have fueled my commitment to not only destigmatize topics such as contraception and planning, but to use public policy to prevent future abuses.
Give one or two examples of how you display leadership in your family planning work.:
Additionally, I use my position to secure policies that protect vulnerable patients and providers across Florida.
If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work?