recognition, scholarships, residencies, etc.

Finalist: The Best Prize Chapbook Contest // March 2015

Scholarship Recipient: Bear River Writers' Conference // Walloon Lake, Michigan // June 2015, June 2011, June 2010

Writer-in-Residence: Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design (ISLAND) Hill House Residency // East Jordan, Michigan // March 2014

Finalist: New Delta Review Chapbook Contest // 2013

Semifinalist: Boston Review "Discovery" Poetry Contest // 2012

Panelist, "Publishing Online": Bear River Writers' Conference // Walloon Lake, Michigan // June 2012

National Emerging Artist Resident: Grin City Collective // Grinnell, Iowa // July - August 2011

Graduated with High Honors and Distinction: University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Honors Program // Ann Arbor, Michigan // April 2011

Scholarship Recipient: University of Michigan LSA Alumni Scholarship (The Jessica Rachael Kolins Scholarship for Creative Writing) // Ann Arbor, Michigan // 2010-2011

First Place: University of Michigan Museum of Art's "1 Year Many Voices" Contest // $100 for poem "Modern Gu Toast" // February 2010

Academy of American Poets Prize: University of Michigan Avery Hopwood Awards // $100 for poem "Love Poem" // January 2010

Second Place, Student Journalist of the Year: Michigan Community College Press Association (MCCPA) Awards // 2009

Scholarship Recipient: Noverr-Joseph Journalism Scholarship // Traverse City, Michigan // 2008-2009

First Place, Hard News Story: Michigan Community College Press Association (MCCPA) Awards // 2008

First Place, Op/Ed: Michigan Community College Press Association (MCCPA) Awards // 2008

First Place, Headline Writing: Michigan Community College Press Association (MCCPA) Awards // 2008

Student Award: Poets' Night Out // City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan // November 2006