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Claire Connor

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States

Claire Connor is a journalist based out of Seattle. She graduated in multimedia journalism and literature from Virginia Tech, and has previously worked as editor in chief for Studio Collective, a news reporter for The Collegiate Times, and her writing has been featured in Rick Steves' Europe and The Seattle Times.

Portfolio
Rick Steves' Iceland
Iceland's Volcanoes

Written as an editorial intern for Rick Steves' Iceland about the geology of Iceland, highlighting its unique volcanic activity. Rick Steves' Iceland is a part of Rick Steves' national best-selling travel books, and is the winner of the gold award from the Society of American Travel Writers.

Collegiate Times
03/01/2017
In the face of danger: ESCHER, Virginia Tech's firefighting robot primed for extreme heat conditions

ESCHER was originally created at the beginning of 2015 in the Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls Laboratory. ESCHER is short for Electronic Series Compliant Humanoid for Emergency Response. "The special application for this project is the idea that ESCHER could go on naval ships and fight fires and go places that would normally be hazardous to humans," said Meaghan Dee, assistant professor and chair of Visual Communications.

Studio Collective
I Believe in Humans

An interview with architect C.L. Bohannon about his path toward becoming a professor and the importance of community engagement. Edited and final production decisions made by Claire Connor as editor in chief of Studio Collective.

Studio Collective
Then vs. Now

An interview with Joseph Boggs, discussing the Virginia Tech architecture in the late '60s. Final edit and production decisions made as editor in chief for Studio Collective.

Studio Collective
Calligraffiti

An interview with Jiwoo Park, the illegal creator of "Calligraffiti", a modern art movement incorporating styles from both graffiti art and traditional calligraphy. Final edit and production decisions made as editor in chief for Studio Collective.

Studio Collective
Wildflowers

Interview with wildlife photographer Gloria Schoenholtz about the Appalachian ecosystem and explorations in wildflower photography. Claire Connor edited and made final production decisions as editor in chief for Studio Collective.

Studio Collective
Intention vs Clarity

An interview with Dr. Goldsmith about his ideas on sustainability and the future of the construction industry, including discussions about the many technologies that are becoming present in the field and questioning whether rocks have rights. Claire Connor edited and made final production decisions as editor in chief for Studio Collective.

Collegiate Times
10/09/2016
Former Tomb Guards inspire Corps of Cadets

Last Thursday, Oct. 6, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets assembled in Burruss Hall to hear from three former members of one of the most honorable regiments in the United States Army. The panel revolved around the documentary "The Unknowns," a film that chronicles the history and training of the Guards for the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia.

Collegiate Times
03/29/2017
Virginia Tech professor pushes politics with poster art

When Chris Pritchett became frustrated with the political atmosphere of the country, he wanted to use his skills as a screen printer to make a positive change. As a Virginia Tech professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and an experienced artist, he decided to create 46 Posters.