Current Place of Residence: Henderson, NV
University: Smith College
Other Information: Clarke Knight, Henderson, is a senior at Smith College where she majors in chemistry. Her interests relate to the application of science to environmental challenges, ranging from food security to the management of soil and water resources. Her interest in the effect of crop losses on world hunger led her to do research on potato diseases in Tasmania. She is now tracking the consequences of climate change on the hydrology and chemistry of a major watershed. Clarke is a member of Smith’s varsity crew and cross country teams. She has also written a book on women’s contribution to architecture. Her career interests are in global environmental policy. Clarke is Smith College’s first American Rhodes Scholar.