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Clara Ohakim is a first year graduate student in the Master’s in Global Human Development program of the Walsh School of Foreign Service. She joins this program after working on finance projects at KPMG and Shell. Subsequently, she started her own business and, through this venture, she experienced the challenges of accessing credit as a female entrepreneur. This led her to work on public-private partnerships finance projects that gave micro-, small-, and medium- enterprises access to sustainable credit to expand their business operations. Her interest in international development stems from a desire to develop strategies that implement informed and data-driven solutions to sustainable finance, equality and financial inclusion in developing countries. Clara holds a B.A. in Business Economics and Financial Management from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.