Awards

2014
Writer-In-Residence, Hedgebrook fellowship program, Whidbey Island, WA.

2011
International Museum of Women juried selection “Kamlari Shopgirl,” included in its global media exhibit. Thirty of 600 artists chosen

2010
American Association of University Women, Career Development Grant to puruse professional studies that benefit women

2010
Finalist, Harry Chapin Media Award for coverage of hunger and poverty-related issues

2009
Society of Professional Journalists Northern California, Excellence in Journalism Award, Feature Writing

2008
Associated Press, First place Feature Writing Award, California & Nevada Newswriting & Photo Contest

2007
Society of Professional Journalists Explanatory Journalism Award

2005
PEN USA Literary Award for Journalism

2005
Society of Professional Journalists feature writing award

2005
American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors narrative journalism award

2005 & 1999
California Newspaper Publishers Association, best feature, best public service awards

2005 & 2001
Finalist for the Livingston Award, the nation’s top journalism prize for reporters under 35

2005
Hearst Eagle Award for Professional Excellence, awarded to 12 of the Hearst Corporation’s 6,000 employees nationwide

2004
Finalist, Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma

2002
Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism

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