Four score and seven years ago, Claire Staten was born. Okay, maybe not quite that long—more like 1992. Growing up in the most Midwestern town, Springfield, Ill., a girl has no other option from having a magnificent imagination. Her passion for wanting to see new parts of the world led to the University of Missouri, where she started her latest and most fantastic adventure. She loves to spend her free time with her best gals traveling to see concerts all over the Midwest, catching the latest movies, as well as catching up on the latest in Hollywood. Abraham Lincoln is her leading man, but she also has a soft spot for penguins and Minions. Finally, Claire is working on a bachelor’s in English with dreams of moving to Nashville, her favorite city in the world, to pursue a career in either writing or education. Enter her social media world either on twitter (@clairestaten) or through her blog (

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