Clarisse Chavez represents New York State as the Elite Miss for the Miss Earth United States organization. Clarisse moved to New York City in 2015 to pursue a career with one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. A lifetime goal of hers is to own, operate, and manage a non-profit organization. In working towards her lifetime goal, Clarisse currently serves as a Junior Board member for her platform – the Girls Inc. of New York City. Clarisse is a California native where she was a cheerleader and team captain for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. As a cheerleader for the Chargers, Clarisse accomplished a number of achievements. Not only did she lead and participate in volunteering for numerous non-profit organizations, she was also featured in their swimsuit calendar, traveled internationally to perform and participated in many media opportunities both local and statewide – all while maintaining a full-time career! Clarisse is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She enjoys outdoor activities like running, hiking and snowboarding.