Clare Bertrand is a director at JFF Labs (Jobs For The Future). For over a decade, she has led efforts to integrate technology and innovative best practices to ensure that low-income young people and adults can make well-informed decisions about their education and career pathways. She leads the Best Bets Services Unit, which works with communities, networks, and districts to identify and leverage career pathways for young people. She launched JFF’s first web and mobile platform, MyBestBets, which is currently used nationally by thousands of youth and staff in community-based organizations and large youth-serving networks. She also led the design, development, and expansion of JFF’s national online platform, Students of the Center Hub, which elevated student-centered teaching and learning research, policy, and practice. Before joining JFF, Clare worked with Teachers21, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that focuses on reshaping the profession of teaching. She also worked at the Mattapan Family Service Center in Boston running a teen empowerment program for girls.
Clare received her M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA from James Madison University. Clare lives outside of Boston with her husband and son.