Short list of current published work:
“How to Survive Autism: A Family Memoir” – May 2017 – Scholarship @ Claremont
“Fair Tales Aren’t Just for Kids” – March 30, 2017 – bSmart Guide
“How to Conquer the Fear of Sharing Your Writing” – March 8, 2017 – Scripps College Journal Blog
“I Need the Monies! How to Get an Individual Grant” – March 7, 2016 – Scripps College Career Planning & Resources Center
“Don’t Tell Me Not To Worry: An Open Letter” – Scripps College Journal SP 2016 print publication
Virginia Judy Esterly Award
Granted to students who combine the qualities of good scholarship, effective service in student activities, and responsible citizenship who also “present worthwhile educational projects to be conducted during the summer for which they do not have readily available funds.” I won the award in May 2016 when I wrote an individual grant application to attend the BlogHer 2016 Conference, where I networked with fellow influencers and learned about the blogging business and social media.
The Crombie Allen Award
Presented for the best creative written work: essay, short story, poetry, or play. It was established in 1929 by Mr. Crombie Allen, a former editor of the Ontario Daily Report. My creative non-fiction essay “The Terrace” won the award in May 2017.
The Writing Program Senior Thesis Award
Given to a Scripps student in recognition of the eloquence and scholarly merit of a senior thesis by a self-designed writing major. My thesis “How to Survive Autism: A Family Memoir” won the award in May 2017.