Awards

Writing:

2022, Wrote and Directed Short that Received Exceptional Merit Award at the WRPN Women’s International Film Festival 

2022, featured Screenwriter/filmmaker at the Reading Film Festival

2022, featured Screenwriter/filmmaker at the Shawna Shea Film Festival

2022, featured Screenwriter/filmmaker at the Lysistrata Comedy and Film Festival

2020, Individual Advancement Program Grant in Literature 

(Middle Grade Novel from the Indiana Arts Commission)

2018, Featured Editor/Director for movie that premiered at the Directed by Women Global Film Festival

2017, Featured Editor/Director for movie that premiered at the Praxis International Film Festival

2016, Featured Editor/Director for movie that premiered at the Indiana Dunes International Film Festival

2015, Featured Director at the EL Cid Comedic Shorts Festival 

2014, Sundance International Filmmaker Award (Adapter/ Translator)

2010, Featured Writer/Director at the LA Women in the Arts Festival Narrative Premiere

2005, David Letterman Award ($5,000 Scholarship for original screenplay)

Community Work

2019, American Planning Award-Outstanding Grassroots Initiative 

2018, Urban League of NWI Award for Diversity and Inclusion Award


2018, Partners for Clean Air Annual Bicycling Actions Award for the State of IN

2016, NWI Influential Women Finalist

 

​2016, American Planning Award for Outstanding Public Outreach