A Brief Bio

Hello! My name is Clara, and I am the Editor-in-Chief of my high school newspaper The Standard at the American School in London. I began journalism as an editor of the Middle School newspaper The Scroll and joined The Standard in Grade 9 as a staff writer. I am drawn to investigative news stories and profiles, although I do enjoy book reviews and taking photos. This is a collection of my journalistic work published in The Standard and the Daily Northwestern.


  • Editor-in-Chief, The Standard (2023-2024)
  • Lead Culture Editor, The Standard (2022-2023)
  • News Editor, The Standard (2021-2022)
  • Staff Writer, The Standard (2020-2021)
  • News Editor, The Scroll (2019-2020)



  • Student Press Association Best Reporter shortlist
  • CSPA Gold Circle Breaking News: 2nd Place
  • CSPA Gold Circle Interactive Graphic: 2nd Place
  • CSPA Gold Circle Entertainment Review: 3rd Place
  • CSPA Gold Circle News Writing: Certificate of Merit
  • CSPA Gold Circle Sidebar Writing: Certificate of Merit
  • CSPA Gold Circle Photo Layout: Certificate of Merit
  • Best of Sno: Ramaswamy drops presidential bid after placing fourth at Iowa caucus


  • JEA Feature writing Contest: Superior
  • NSPA Interactive Story of the Year: Honorable Mention
  • NSPA Best of Show Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Reporting 9th Place
  • NSPA Best of Show Print Issue 1: 7th place
  • Best of Sno: Alumnus Peter Stevenson reflects on career highlights at The Washington Post
  • CSPA Gold Circle News Feature: Certificate of Merit
  • CSPA Gold Circle Information Graphics: Certificate of Merit




  • NSPA Middle School Design of the Year: 3rd Place
  • NSPA Middle School Story of the Year: 4th Place
  • NSPA Middle School Design of the Year: Finalist


  • JEA Newswriting Contest: Excellent

Relevant Coursework

  • Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute four-week summer program 2023. 
    • A highly selective four-week journalism program focused on reporting, writing, video, audio, online and ethics. I attended lectures, reported local events, completed 12 stories, was selected for publication in the Daily Northwestern and was interview-selected as Team Leader for website creationed website content management.
  • JEA/NSPA 2023 Journalism Conference in Boston, MA
  • Writers Seminar, 2022-23
  • AP English Literature, 2023
  • JEA/NSPA 2022 Journalism Conference in St. Louis, MO
  • School of the New York Times "Writing the Big City" course, 2022
  • AP English Language, 2022
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association summer design course, 2021
  • JEA/NSPA 2019 Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C.

To view all of my work published online in my four years on The Standard, please click the link.