Claire Thornton - produces USA TODAY 1619 Project audio content and the "For The Win" sports podcast. She also reports original audio news stories for the USA TODAY Network. Her focuses have included addiction, patient safety, and special education. While studying at Princeton University, Claire was a senior editor of The Daily Princetonian, the university’s paper of record. She oversaw everything from digital content, to photo coverage, to the paper’s social media presence. Claire grew up in San Antonio and she comes from a family of native Texans going back generations. She speaks Spanish and is learning Russian. She is working with YMG students on projects related to racial disparities, mental health, and suicide.