· “The Fire Rises” selected as First Finalist in the Vela national nonfiction contest by Judge Michelle Orange (2014)

· “The Fires Rises” received an Honorable Mention in Nonfiction in Plain China, a national anthology of the best undergraduate writing (2014)

· Awarded Grinnell College’s Henry York Steiner Prize for Short Fiction for “Naomi” (1st place, 2013), “Brother” (2nd place, 2014) and “On Highways to Camption” (2nd place, 2012)

· Winner of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Nick Adams Short Story Contest for “Gusanos” (2012)


· Presented “The Fire Rises” at Weber State University’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference (April 2014) 

· Presented “Gusanos” at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Conference (April 2012)