Education and Awards

Education

BA, Summa Cum Laude, Business Marketing, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Continuing Education

Harvard Extension, Cambridge, MA
Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing

Emerson College, Boston, MA
Graduate coursework in Public Relations and Advertising Copywriting

Gotham Writers Workshop, New York, NY
Online courses in Fiction Writing, Advanced Fiction Writing, Reading Fiction, Feature Writing, Travel Writing, Humor Writing

Awards

2010

New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA)
First Place, Human Interest Feature: For the Love of Luci

Parenting Publications of America
baystateparent Magazine Special Section: ”Think Pink: Annual Breast Cancer Issue,” Contributing Article:

Finding Strength Beyond Breast Cancer: How Rehabilitative Yoga Can Help

Judges comment: “Through personal stories and poignant anecdotes, this beautiful and well-written section offers practical advice, unique inspiration and a profound sense of hope for breast cancer survivors.”

2007
American Cancer Society Sword of Hope Award, Freelance, baystateparent Magazine:

Conceiving After the Inconceivable

2006
New England Press Association Award, Second Place, Human Interest Feature Story:

Lending a Helpful Hand

Judges comment: “Good storytelling here weaving the clinical aspects with the emotional journey of the parents.”

2003
New England Press Association Award, Second Place, Human Interest Feature Story:

A Noble Calling: The Rewards and Challenges of Raising a Child with Special Needs

Judges comment: “Anyone with children can identify with these parents. The story illustrates what their life is like, while informing people about a tough disease.”

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