Clare Cinelli was born in Elk Grove, IL and has since lived in Roselle, IL. After entering Lake Park High School, she began to work for Oberweis Dairy ice-cream shop and also in a nursing home. Later that year, she transitioned to working for Levis as a retail employee until 2017.
Between 2016 and 2017 Cinelli volunteered for the Special Olympics program and in 2017 she began to work for Anthopologie as a retail employee, continuing there for another 2 years. In 2019 she received a promotion from Anthopologie that made her into a 19-year-old manager.
When Cinelli was hired at Anthropologie she also began attending Columbia College as an advertising major and she started selling handmade jewelry at the Columbia Shop. After spending two years pursuing her advertising degree, Cinelli changed her major to Design, a passion she has had all through high school. More specifically, she is pursing a degree in graphic design which she plans to obtain in 2021.
Cinelli was forced to stay away from campus due to the global spread of the virus COVID-19. During this time Cinelli was also put on furlough with Anthopologie and had to seek unemployment. Despite the challenges Clare was able to successfully complete the 2020 school year with her grades unaffected.
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Doumbia, Snore, "Interview with Clare Cinelli" (2020). Capturing Quarantine Oral Histories. 16.