Clifford is known as “the brain” of Alley Cat Allies’ communications team. As project director, she ensures that the entire department runs smoothly.

Hailing from Ellicott City, Maryland, Clifford grew up with five cats—most of whom were named after detectives—three dogs, two rescue chinchillas, two ferrets, two newts, and assorted fish. Thankfully, these animals did not all share her home at once.

Clifford received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Dickinson College, and a master’s degree in English literature with a focus in digital humanities from the University of Maryland.

In her spare time, she is a PC gamer, an artist, a writer, a Sherlockian, and an ardent cinephile with a particular taste for old films and anything British.

She lives with her husband Eric and their two cats Marlowe and Moneypenny.