Portfolio & Awards

Short list of current published work:

When You’re Feeling Like You’re Not Good Enough” – November 28, 2017 – Christ’s Church of the Valley Blog

“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 Blog, Beyond the Elms

“Don’t Tell Me Not To Worry: An Open Letter” – Scripps College Journal SP 2016 print publication

October 2016 Newsletter – Pomona Hope

November 2016 Newsletter – Pomona Hope

The Day My Dad Wanted a Son” – January 2016, Short Fiction Break


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 strategies.

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.