Claire Bugos.

Claire Bugos

Journalist

Expertise

Health and Science

Education

Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

Highlights

Experience

Claire Bugos is a freelance health and science reporter and writer with a focus on public health and medicine. Her work appears in Smithsonian Magazine, where she's written on health, astronomy, the environment, archaeology, and art. She was a 2020 National Association of Science Writers travel fellow. 

Education

Claire graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism with a bachelor's in journalism and history. 

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