Cara McClain

Special Projects Manager
She / Her / Hers

Cara grew up in Missouri as the middle child of a family of five. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Cara moved to Louisiana where she worked as a domestic worker and later in nonprofit development. She has helped grow and sustain resources for direct service nonprofits, humanities institutions, and, most recently, a national campaign advancing transformative federal paid family and medical leave policy. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2020, she joined the FreeFrom team in 2022. In her free time, Cara loves browsing library shelves for her next read, solving crossword puzzles, handbuilding pottery, and listening to podcasts on long walks.