About me


Hello! I'm Clara. I'm a freelance reporter living in Oakland, California enjoying life on the sunny side of the bay. I tend to write about travel, food, home design, and businesses, but am open to telling any type of story if it's compelling or important enough. I'm always open for a conversation or to hear ideas, so don't hesitate to get in touch.

A bit more background on me: I'm originally from Iowa City, Iowa, a gem in the heart of the Midwest that's home to the Hawkeyes, the world's best coffee shop, and the iconic Writers' Workshop. I graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in journalism and international affairs, and during my time there, wrote and edited at the student newspaper, The Daily Iowan.

Post-graduation, I worked for several years in foreign affairs and non-profit communications in Washington, DC before moving out to the Bay Area in 2016 to work in technology PR. After year out West, I decided to take the leap back into journalism as a freelancer — and here I am now.

Get in touch: clarahogan5@gmail.com.