Clay graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, as well as a M.Sc. in Finance at the Carey Business School. Following his undergraduate tenure, he took a position as an IT officer at a consumer-discretionary manufacturer. Subsequently, he transitioned into the financial industry and worked as a research associate at an equity analytics firm. Clay is currently pursuing a number of ventures across many sectors, including biotechnology, education, and digital media.