Who is Chelsea Clinton?
Chelsea Victoria Clinton is the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a member of one of the most prominent political families of the US. She was a major voice of support during her mother’s 2016 presidential campaign and even introduced her mother at the ‘Democratic National Convention’ in Philadelphia, when the latter won the ‘Democratic’ presidential nomination in 2016. Chelsea became the center of attention in 1993, when her father was elected to the ‘White House,’ and spent much of her teenage years in the public eye. Chelsea has studied in prestigious institutions such as ‘Stanford University,’ ‘University of Oxford,’ and ‘Columbia University’ and has a doctorate degree in international relations. She is a philanthropist and an advocate of women’s rights and women empowerment. She gained valuable experience while working at the consulting firm ‘McKinsey & Company.’ She has also worked for the hedge fund company ‘Avenue Capital Group’ and the TV network ‘NBC.’ Her wide work experience has helped her in her current role of the vice chair of the ‘Clinton Foundation,’ her family’s philanthropic venture. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at ‘Columbia University’s ‘Mailman School of Public Health’ and serves on the boards of the ‘School of American Ballet,’ the ‘Africa Center,’ ‘InterActiveCorp’ (IAC), ‘Expedia,’ ‘Clover Health,’ and the ‘Weill Cornell Medical College.’ She is married to Marc Mezvinsky and has two children.
Childhood & Early Life
Chelsea, the only child of her parents, was born on February 27, 1980, in Little Rock, Arkansas, US.
Her father, Bill Clinton, was the 42nd president of US, and her mother, Hillary Clinton, was the 67th US secretary of state.
She attended ‘Sidwell Friends School’ after her family moved into the ‘White House’ in 1993. She graduated from the school in 1997.
She majored in history at ‘Stanford University’ and graduated with the highest honors in 2001.
She chose the ‘University of Oxford’s ‘University College’ to pursue higher studies and graduated with a master’s degree in philosophy, in 2003.
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Chelsea started her career with ‘McKinsey & Company’ in New York City in 2003 and was the youngest person in her class to get a job. She worked with the firm for three years.
In late 2006, she joined ‘Avenue Capital Group,’ a global investment firm, but left the job a year later to work on her mother’s 2008 presidential nomination campaign.
She lent her support to her mother’s campaign by speaking in colleges across the US, answering questions from the audiences, and introducing her mother at the 2008 ‘Democratic National Convention.’
When her mother failed to win the ‘Democratic’ presidential nomination bid in 2008, Chelsea decided to expand her horizons and look out for new career opportunities.
She went back to college and earned a master’s degree in public health from ‘Columbia University’s ‘Mailman School of Public Health’ in 2010.
The same year, she donned a new hat and began serving as the assistant vice-provost at the ‘Global Network University’ of ‘New York University’ (NYU). She co-founded the ‘Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership’ at ‘NYU.’
In November 2011, Chelsea was hired by ‘NBC’ as a special correspondent. Some of her noteworthy reporting assignments include features for the ‘Making a Difference’ segment of ‘NBC Nightly News’ and ‘Rock Center with Brian Williams’.
She managed her work schedule effectively and could simultaneously work on the ‘Clinton Foundation’ and complete her dissertation at ‘Oxford.’
Chelsea left the network in August 2014, in order to concentrate on her work at the ‘Clinton Foundation.’
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In 2014, she received her doctorate degree in international relations from the ‘University of Oxford.’
At the ‘Clinton Foundation,’ Chelsea spearheaded her mission of accessibility to public health and childhood educational services and drove the organization toward empowerment of women and girls.
In 2016, she went back to the campaign trail to support her mother. When her mother won the ‘Democratic’ presidential nomination, Chelsea introduced her to the delegates prior to her mother’s acceptance speech.
She is currently the vice chair of the ‘Clinton Foundation’ and is leading an initiative called ‘No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.’
In addition, she focuses on the ‘Clinton Health Access Initiative’ and the ‘Alliance for a Healthier Generation. She also serves on the boards of the ‘School of American Ballet,’ the ‘Africa Center,’ InterActiveCorp (IAC), ‘Expedia,’ ‘Clover Health,’ and the ‘Weill Cornell Medical College.’
She also teaches at ‘Columbia University’s ‘Mailman School of Public Health’ and co-chairs the ‘Of Many Institute’ at ‘NYU.’
In September 2015, Chelsea authored her first book, ‘It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going!’ The book was aimed at students aged 10 to 14 and provided an insight into various social issues.
January 2017 saw the release of ‘Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?,’ a book that Chelsea co-authored with Devi Sridhar. In May 2017, she published another children's book, ‘She Persisted.’
Awards & Achievements
In 2012, Clinton became the recipient of an award from the ‘Temple of Understanding,’ in recognition of her “work in advancing a new model of integrating interfaith and cross-cultural education into campus life.”
Personal Life & Legacy
She married Marc Mezvinsky, a banker, on July 31, 2010. They have a daughter, Charlotte, and a son, Aidan, and live in New York City.
Her ‘Secret Service’ codename during her stay at the ‘White House’ was "Energy."
She is an avid runner and has stated that it helps her de-stress and re-energize after a long day at work.