Clarissa Vera

Project Director, Moderator, Cultural Anthropologist, Hispanic & Cross-Cultural Insights Expert

What makes you a Culturati?

I am a Culturati by birth. Growing up Palestinian-Mexican has always made me acutely aware of the multicultural experiences of myself and others. I feel so lucky to have been brought up with a mix of both my Middle Eastern and Latin cultures, and I think that has made me more appreciative of the opportunities I have had to learn about and experience other cultures.

How did you discover your Culturati nature?

I was a nosy kid and always had an interest in other people’s lives. I would ask my friends at school questions about their families and cultural backgrounds, and I loved getting to experience their cultures through the food they would share with me. When I got older and had opportunities to travel, I realized that I truly had a passion for learning about people, the languages they speak, and the food they eat. I decided to study anthropology and that reinforced my Culturati nature.

What type of Culturati are you?

I am a forever-learning Culturati. I have worked with and made friends with folks from all over the world, and I still find myself fascinated to learn about their lives and experiences. I am also still learning about my own cultural identity. I only spoke English growing up, but I always had an interest in language learning. I studied Spanish in college and then had professional opportunities that allowed me to use and improve my skills. Not only do I love feeling more connected to my Latin culture, but I also love that I can enjoy music, movies, and memes in two languages now! I have a goal of becoming a polyglot and I would like to learn a third language someday.

What makes you a good Culturati Market Researcher?

I have a background in anthropology and qualitative research, so I have a genuine interest in the research we do at Culturati. My forever-learning nature has come in handy as I learn more about market research with each project I am involved with and I love getting to learn about people, their opinions, their motivations, and experiences as a moderator.