Claudia Cooper

Claudia smiling at the camera wearing a red blouse in a sunny courtyard on campus


Delafield, WI


Visual Journalism

What I like most about Bellingham.

As someone who wanted to live in a larger city but also loves being in the great outdoors, Bellingham is a great place to be. You can spend time downtown but don't have to go too far to get out to the mountains for a great hike.

Why I chose my major.

I chose visual journalism because I get to use my love for writing while incorporating my passion for photography. I hope to work as a staff reporter or photographer for a fashion, travel or outdoor magazine where I can report and photograph out in the field.

What I like most about Western.

As soon as I walked on campus and explored Bellingham I knew this was where I wanted to be for the next four years. Being a journalism major, I saw all the opportunities to get involved with our student publications and wanted to see my name in print.