Claire Franksen is a junior at Drake University double majoring in Digital Media Production and Sociology. Franksen has hosted two radio shows on 94.1 KDRA-LP Des Moines, directed two 30 minute live broadcasts, and writes for the school Newspaper, and produced a short personal narrative based documentary, titled Beauty, on YouTube in January. She has worked at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp for three years, serving as the Staff Development Program Director for the 2017 summer. Franksen chose to study journalism in Morocco with SIT after falling in love with the idea of traveling to and studying a country and culture that she knew nothing about prior to entering the country. A woman who is strongly dedicated to the truth and uncovering stories that are often buried, she hopes to discover new stories in Morocco that help broaden her understanding of society, and that create change in people’s minds.
- Sophie Pollock
- Kacie Graves