Chelsey Clark was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, which she proudly represents at all times. She is the youngest of three girls, and attended the same school for 13 years. Because she is the baby of the family and never had the chance to be the big sister at home, she thoroughly enjoys occupying this "big sis" role for those around her. In high school, Chelsey was a Peer Leader, captain of her varsity tennis team, a leading member of the Junior Civitan Service Club, a member of the robotics team, and a consistent hospice volunteer. Many of her interests in leadership, service, and medicine, that were realized through these activities, followed Chelsey to Yale and became the inspirations behind her work on campus.
At Yale, Chelsey is very involved in the Special Olympics at Yale, Science Tour Guiding, a nonprofit organization called A Leg Even, and Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She also works at the Canine Cognition Center studying the social cognitive abilities of dogs and hopes to do similar work with monkeys next year. Academically, she is a pre-medical student studying psychology with a concentration on neuroscience with the goal of one day becoming a neurosurgeon with a specialized focus on neonatal neurosurgery.