Eclair came to Buffalo from New York City where she was a pre-program intern at the Museum of Modern Art in the department of paintings conservation. She also interned at the private practice of Sister Edith Hart, RSHM (Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary), in Tarrytown, New York in paper conservation. Eclair attended the interdisciplinary CUNY BA program at the City University of New York, where she received a BS, and treated books at the Brooklyn College Archives. She also ran a successful Etsy business for seven years making hand-crafted miniature bicycles from wire. Eclair spent her summer as a paper conservation intern at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts where she treated an abolitionist newspaper, the Herald of Freedom, from 1855.