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Awards

Writing/ Filmmaking:

2024, Selected by VOCART.org to be one of two teaching artists for their Indiana Arts Commission sponsored hybrid learning filmmaking grant (in partnership with Indiana University's Center for Urban and Regional Excellence )

2023 Directed film that received the Best Short Documentary at the Madonie Sicilian Film Festival

 

2023-2024, Selected by the Indiana Arts Commission to be part of their Lifelong Arts Indiana Teaching Artist Cohort

2023, Selected by the The Federation of State Humanities Councils (Federation) and the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) to deliver a workshop focused on bridging the equity gap through universal design for the National Humanities Conference.

2023, Wrote and Directed Short that Received Honorable Mention Award at the Like It International Film Festival 

2023-2024, Unearthed Film Project Grantee (1 of 3 Hoosier filmmakers awarded by Indiana Humanities to produce documentaries.)

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

2019-2020, 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 

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