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awards & honors


Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook, February 2024

Finalist, Passages North Ray Ventre Memorial Nonfiction Prize, for "When It's Time to Grow Antlers," 2023

"Minimizer" recognized as a "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays 2022 

Finalist, BOA Editions, Ltd. A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Book Prize , 2022

Finalist, The Iowa Review Nonfiction Contest, for "When It's Time to Grow Antlers," 2022

Finalist, Boulevard Emerging Writers Nonfiction Contest, for “When It’s Time to Grow Antlers,” 2021

Semi-finalist, Ruminate’s VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, for “When It’s Time to Grow Antlers,” 2021

Port Townsend Writers Conference Centrum Scholarship 2020

Finalist, Hedgebrook Nonfiction Residency, for “A Prestigious Calling,” 2020

Finalist, Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest,  for “When It’s Time to Grow Antlers,” 2020

Finalist, Creative Nonfiction “Power” issue for “A Prestigious Calling,” 2020

Finalist, Tuliptree Stories That Need to Be Told contest, for “A Prestigious Calling,” 2020

Finalist, The Pinch Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction, for “Soft Animal” 2019

Honorable Mention, Idyllwild Arts Writers Week Poetry Fellowship, 2019

Graduate Research Award, Western Washington University for “A Prestigious Calling” 2019

Ross Travel Grant Award, Western Washington University 2018

United Graduate Fellow, Texas Tech University 2017

Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation Fellow, Texas Tech University 2016

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