Claire St. Amant •

  • Baylor University
  • B.A. Professional Writing, minor in Journalism
  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • GPA: 4.0/4.0
Notable Publications
  • “The ESD Sex Scandal: How an exclusive private school tried to make an ugly problem disappear”
    D Magazine Oct. 2011
  • “Fine misused judicial rule in death penalty statement” Houston Chronicle. March 12, 2010
  • “With Starr at the helm, will Baylor gain or lose?” Houston Chronicle. Feb. 18, 2010
  • “Ukraine Election: ‘An Allergy to Politics’,” Houston Chronicle. Feb. 6, 2010
  • “Not your Father’s Peace Corps,” Wall Street Journal. Aug. 21, 2009
  • “Walking in the Virtual Streets.” New York Times Magazine Online. Oct. 2007
Work Experience
  • Assistant managing editor, People Newspapers (January 2012-present)
  • Staff Writer, People Newspapers (July 2010-December 2011)
  • Manuscript Editing, Social Media Marketing for Author Tony Hartl (Spring 2010)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Ukraine (2008-2009)
  • Columnist, The Wacoan (2008-2009)
  • Editorial Intern, Baylor Line (Summer 2008)
  • City Editor, Baylor Lariat (2007-2008)
  • Staff Writer, Baylor Lariat (2006-2007)
Honors and Awards
  • Editor & Publisher‘s 25 Under 35 (2012)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Who’s Who Among American College and University Students
  • First Place Regionally, Society of Professional Journalists—Editorial Writing (Spring 2008)
  • National Finalist, SPJ—Breaking News Reporting (Spring 2008)
  • Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Scholarship (Fall 2007)
Skills and Languages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Proficient in InDesign, Microsoft Suite, Mac and PC usage
  • Fluent Ukrainian, functional Spanish
  • Middle School Coach, Bridge Lacrosse (2011-present)
  • Youth Mentor, Communities and Schools Program (2007-2008)
  • Service Trip to Melo, Uruguay, International Mission Board (Summer 2006)
  • English Tutor, Caesar Chavez Middle School  (Fall 2005)
  • Service Trip to Melo, Uruguay, International Sports Federation  (July 2005)
  • YMCA After-School Program (Spring 2005)

About the Author

Claire St. Amant, one of Editor & Publisher's Top 25 Under 35 in the newspaper industry, is a graduate of Baylor University. Claire was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and has also lived in South America. She has written for a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, and D Magazine.