Clara Longo de Freitas is a neighborhood reporter covering East Baltimore communities. She is an award-winning journalist based in Baltimore. A graduate of the University of Maryland, she spent most of her college years looking into workers' conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic and diversity and equity issues. Her work has been published at The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The Hill and more. Clara is originally from Brazil. She came to the United States in 2016, and currently divides her time between summers in Maryland and summers — winters for the Northern hemisphere folks — in São Paulo. Basically, she just tries to escape winter as much as possible.