Clara-Julia Peru is a French artist, poet and photographer. She holds a BA in Arts History and a Masters in Comparative Literature/Arts passed with credits at La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. She graduated from the IESA, Paris with a MB in Cultural Events and Production while contributing to diverse cultural projects as Connaissance des Arts, the Palais de la Porte Dorée and during the Journées du Patrimoine and Rendez-vous aux Jardins events. Throughout her career, she created a chapter for the NPO Surfrider Foundation Europe, directed an international short film Festival in La Ciotat, birthplace of the Cinéma and has collaborated with several artists, musicians, comedians and videasts. She also was a French and Arts teacher for the Guild's Man in France. She has worked in the hospitality industry for the past 10 years along with Michelin star and James Beard award winning chefs like Alain Passard and recently Chef Vitaly Paley in Portland, OR.