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Hi, olá, hola 👋

I'm a neighborhood reporter and illustrator for The Baltimore Banner. I cover East Baltimore communities. 

I'm a graduate of the University of Maryland, where I studied journalism and Spanish with a focus on Latin American culture and investigative reporting.  Before joining The Banner in June of 2022, I interned at The Hill and The Baltimore Sun.

I'm grew up in Brazil, and moved to the U.S. in 2016. I'm a Brazilian Portuguese native speaker. 

Say hello:
@claralfreitas on Twitter. Or email me at

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