April 9, 2008
-- Chelsea Victoria Clinton is the daughter and only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and current New York Senator and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton attended Stanford University. She had declared a major in chemistry with an interest in medicine before switching to history after two years. The 2004 film Chasing Liberty was said to be inspired by a photograph of Clinton at a Stanford basketball game, trying to blend in with other students. In 2001, she graduated with distinction from Stanford; her undergraduate thesis topic was her father's mediation of the 1998 Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland. She went on to earn a Master's degree at University College, Oxford, in international relations.
In 2003, Clinton joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in New York City; she was the youngest person hired in her class, hired alongside those holding MBAs. In the fall of 2006, she left McKinsey and went to work for Avenue Capital, a hedge fund run by Marc Lasry, a donor to Democratic causes and supporter of the Clintons.] She serves on the board of the School of American Ballet. She has also served as co-chairperson of a fund-raising week and for her father’s Clinton Foundation.
In 2005, Clinton took up residence in the mid-Manhattan west side neighborhood of Chelsea which abuts the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, known since 1959 as "Clinton". The two Midtown West neighborhoods are sometimes known as "Chelsea-Clinton"
. As of 2006, Chelsea had moved to a building in the Gramercy area of Manhattan. During the November 2006 mid-term election, in which her mother was running for re-election to the Senate, attention was drawn to her residence when it was discovered that an error at her 20th Street polling station had resulted in her name not being in the voting book. Clinton was allowed to vote via a paper ballot.
A new website for Chelsea Clinton is now online at chelseaclinton.org, this site feature news, blog, forum, video and chat.