Clarissa holds an MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London. She graduated from University of Toronto with a BSc in Psychology and Criminology. Growing up, and in her work as a marketer, she has observed how social media increasingly skew users’ perceptions and cause polarisation of opinions. At CDH, she is interested in how the platforms cause and exacerbate polarisation, the effects of polarisation on users, and how social media can be transformed to ameliorate the growing divide and serve users simultaneously. In her free time, she can be found practicing Kendo.