is the media relations fellow at The Texas Tribune. She was the Tribune's first reporting fellow in Washington, D.C. and also worked with the Tribune as an investigative reporting fellow. She is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin, where she studies journalism and government. She is a member of the Liberal Arts Honors Program and is minoring in Arabic. During the fall of 2017, Claire was chosen as an Archer Fellow, and had the opportunity to study and intern in Washington. She currently serves as The Daily Texan's news editor, and previously reported on the 85th Texas Legislature for the student-run campus newspaper. Claire loves spending time with her family and listening to the boss, Bruce Springsteen.
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