2022, Wrote the Screenplay for a movie nominated for Best Short film at the WRPN Women’s International Film Festival (Awards Announced 8/13/22)

2022, featured Screenwriter 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 premiered at the Directed by Women Global Film Festival

2015, EL Cid Comedic Shorts Festival Premiere

2014, Sundance International Filmmaker Award (Adapter/ Translator)

2010, 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 Indiana

2016, NWI Influential Women Finalist


​2016, American Planning Award for Outstanding Public Outreach