Chelsea's Open Road

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Denver, CO

CHELSEA CLINTON

Vice Chair of the Board
Clinton Foundation

“I’ve figured out what my passion is, and how to pursue it in a way that feels right to me.”

INTERESTS:

Medicine Non-Profit Organizations

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Passion Education Family Community Support & Encouragement Goals

FOUNDATION:

Helping People

TAGS:

community, disadvantaged, doctor, education, family, global perspective, goals, government, help, high school, opportunities, opportunity, parents, passion, public health, reality, school, society, support, the system

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Daughter of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton.
  • For most of her life, she thought she wanted to be a doctor.
  • Once she went to college, she realized she didn’t actually want to become a doctor, but instead wanted to work in public health.
  • After completing a history degree at Stanford University, she pursued master’s degrees at Columbia University and the University of Oxford.
  • Received a doctorate in international relations; her studies focused on how economics and social determinants influence global health.
  • Says technically, since she has her Ph.D., she’s still “Dr. Clinton,” so things have come full circle.
  • Her work with the Clinton Foundation promotes global health and wellness by increasing access to medications and healthier food choices.
  • Says that as much as she loves her work, at the end of the day, her most important job is being a mom to her daughter, Charlotte.

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