Rookie of the Year (Weekly) — New England Newspaper and Press Association
Awarded the honor of Rookie of the Year by NENPA for my work across the board during the first full year of my career as a journalist. Recognized work included stories on a developmentally disabled Wellesley graduate who went to work for a rival high school, a troubled eighth grader who got back on the right track after getting involved with sports in high school, investigative work that exposed some of the details around a lengthy dispute between a town resident and school administrator that ended up in court and a feature on the neighborhood most affected by the potential sale of a large piece of land by Wellesley College.
First Place, History Reporting (Weekly) — New England Newspaper and Press Association
Recognized for a series on the changing political, economic, racial and religious landscape of the town of Wellesley over the course of the last several decades.
Third Place, Religious Issues Reporting — New England Newspaper and Press Association
Awarded for a story on a Muslim family in Wellesley reflecting on Islam’s role in the world and community on one of their holy days.
Student Leader of the Year 2012 — Lasell College
Along with my Co-Editor, Alyssa Lusky, I was recognized as the Lasell College Student Leader of the Year. The award came at the end of a year that saw a great advancement in the 1851 Chronicle’s visibility on campus. We were recognized for spearheading an effort to get the newspaper online, despite previous objections from the college’s administration.
College Journalism Fellow — Poynter Institute
Selected as one of two dozen fellow student journalists to participate in a fellowship focusing on new media and storytelling techniques. By the end of the program, I’d contributed to a audio slideshow documenting the experience of a ticket scalper working a game of the NHL Eastern Conference Final.