My journalism work has been recognized with 12 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as a Special Achievement Award for immigration coverage and an international fellowship.
Society of Professional Journalists, Connecticut chapter:
The Stamford Advocate
2006 First Place, features, “Gone, but Still Alive”
2006 Second Place, feature series, “The Newlywed Game”
2006 Honorable Mention, general reporting “Immigrants may Face Complications in Time of Grief”
2005 First Place, spot news, “Predators’ Presence Shocks Schools”
2005 Honorable Mention, features, “Quiet Strength”
2004 Second Place, features, “High Fashion”
2004 Honorable Mention, features, “World Cultures with a Touch of Color”
2003 First Place, general reporting, “Trial Exposed Frankel’s Lifestyle”
2003 Second Place, features, “Doctor Adjusts to Life as Patient”
2002 First Place, features, “Terror’s Aftermath”
2001 First Place, general reporting series, “Census 2000: Greenwich”
2001 Honorable Mention, general reporting, “Terror Hits Home”
2006 Greek Cultural Fellowship from Internews. Selected as one of 12 U.S. journalists to travel to Athens in summer 2006 to report how the country is recovering after the Olympics. Wrote two stories and photographed a piece for the travel section.
2006 Special Achievement Award from the Bridgeport, Conn.-based International Institute of Connecticut for coverage of immigration in the state.
I attended the Master’s Program in International Affairs at The New School on a Director’s Scholarship.
I attended Hofstra University on an athletic scholarship and won the School of Communications Award. While at Hofstra, I also won the Jessica Savitch Merit Award from New York Women in Communications. Here is a profile of me and other past winners in their “A Look Back” section, and you can also find me listed in their “Hall of Fame.”