Hailing from Maryville, Missouri, Clayton Powell received his undergraduate degree in Personal Financial Planning from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Clayton is broadly interested in 18th- to 19th-Century American religion, particularly as it relates to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) and American Catholicism. He also has a budding interest in the History of Medicine, particularly Veterinary Medicine.
Along with being an Atlantic History & Politics M.A. student, Clayton is also a first-year Veterinary student at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In his spare time, Clayton enjoys anything outdoorsy—particularly road cycling, hiking, and kayaking—along with a series of leisurely activities like rooting for his favorite baseball team, the Milwaukee Brewers, reading anything interesting, collecting vinyl, and drinking way too much coffee.