Me and Lucy hiking in Boulder, CO. Photo credit: Andrew Castañeda
Hello! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Claire Cleveland, and I'm a freelance health and science reporter in Denver, CO., my beloved hometown.
I wear many hats as a journalist, but my main focus is reporting on reproductive health and justice, elder LGBT issues such as discrimination in assisted living and hospice care, and general science stories -- everything from vaccines to interesting animal species.
I'm a graduate of Arizona State University where I was schooled in journalism and biology. In 2021, I completed a data bootcamp through the University of Denver (here's my GitHub if you want to check out the projects I'm working on). I'm always looking for ways to better my reporting and writing, and I'm currently a fellow for the Journalists in Aging Program through The Gerontological Society of America and the Journalists Network on Generations.
I used to be a general assignment reporter for Colorado Public Radio, but I decided to go freelance in early 2022 to create a more flexible work life and pursue some other projects, including founding La Serra Collective, an art non-profit focused on art accessibility, with my wonderful partner, John Domenico.
When I'm not working, you can find me taking long (very long) walks with our dog, Lucy, reading, practicing hot yoga or finding the best food and drink in town.
I'm always looking for story ideas, collaborations or to talk shop -- you can find me on Twitter or send me a note through the form below.