I’m a rising junior at the University of Southern California, majoring in journalism with a minor in screenwriting. I’m currently the features editor at the Daily Trojan, USC’s student newspaper, and previously served as an assistant news editor and student government beat writer. I’ve also covered local events in Los Angeles and wrote a column on Latinx pop culture. Apart from journalism, I love film photography, stand-up comedy and independent bookstores. As a Baltimore County native, I’m so excited to join The Baltimore Sun this summer as the MDDC Press Association’s Reese Cleghorn Intern.
I’m a rising junior at Howard University majoring in journalism with a minor in English. I have worked as a culture reporter for Howard’s The Hilltop in addition to managing social media accounts for Howard’s chapter of Her Campus. As a journalist for WeINSPIRE this spring, I covered inspirational news stories about individuals who empower others in their communities. Aside from my passion for storytelling, I love to travel, I am a coffee connoisseur, and I am particularly interested in arts, culture, and literature. I look forward to working with The Baltimore Sun’s feature and breaking news desk this summer.
I’m a rising junior at the University of Maryland, majoring in multiplatform journalism with a minor in nonprofit leadership and social innovation. Before entering college, I joined the team of student journalists who worked on “Since Parkland,” where I wrote over 30 profiles on children and teenagers who were killed by guns. At UMD, I have written for The Diamondback’s general assignment desk and I am involved in Her Campus. I am also currently a writer for iGeneration Youth and a communications intern for Protect Our Activists. Aside from reporting, I enjoy watching game shows and being a foodie (especially in Annapolis). I am excited to join the Capital Gazette this summer.
I’m a senior at the University of Michigan, graduating in May 2021 with a degree in sociology and international studies. I’ve worked for my student newspaper, The Michigan Daily, since my freshman year, and led the paper as editor-in-chief in 2020. As editor, I focused on improving The Daily’s digital presence and diversity equity and inclusion initiatives. This semester, I’ve had more time to play ukulele, work on creative writing, and try to become a better dancer. I spent the past two summers interning for USA Today and Kaiser Health News. I’m excited to work for The Sun this summer.
Clara Longo de Freitas
I’m a rising senior at the University of Maryland, where I study journalism and Spanish. Originally from Brazil, I grew up aspiring to become a journalist one day. Now, I’m the assistant special projects editor and UMD employees reporter for The Diamondback, my student newspaper, where I focus on long-form storytelling. I also have experience with D.C. reporting at Capital News Service and worked as an investigative reporter for the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. If I’m not reporting (or thinking about reporting), I’m most likely drawing, listening to music, or reading. I can’t wait to see the stories I’ll be reporting on for the Carroll County Times and The Baltimore Sun this summer.
I am excited to be a sports intern for the Baltimore Sun this summer. I’m a Prince George’s County native and a master’s student at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Prior to attending the University of Maryland, I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Iona College where I was the sports editor for the student newspaper, the Ionian. I’m a freelance high school sportswriter for The Washington Post and I covered Super Bowl LIV for Capital News Service. I’ve interned at SBNation and even created my own sports blog. When I’m not covering sports, I’m working on my golf game or rewatching Marvel and Harry Potter movies.
I am a Minnesota native set to graduate in May 2021 from Loyola University New Orleans with degrees in journalism and political science. During my senior year, I served as editor-in-chief of The Maroon, Loyola’s student newspaper. Previously, I worked with Gray Television’s national investigative unit and reported on local government and courts for The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate. When I’m not reporting, you can find me eating copious amounts of cheese danish and binge-watching The West Wing.