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Awards & Honors
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2018+ Recruited to launch/write “Writing Science” advice column in The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. Recruited by editor Dr. Edward A. Johnson.
2018+ Recruited to lead training component of Engage ESA, a member-led initiative to develop a report for how public engagement (PE) currently fits into the Ecological Society of America and recommendations for how to further integrate and prioritize PE in ESA in the future.
2018 Participant, OCEANDOTCOMM professional science communicators training residency, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Participation by application only (42 accepted out of 75 applicants).
2016 University of Wyoming, Alumni Association Graduate Student Award ($1,000)
2016 Creative writing residency at AMK Ranch, University of Wyoming/National Park Service Research Center
2016 Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First-Year teaching award; blind nomination by students; 170+ nominees, 26 awardees; University of Wyoming
2016 Selected for inclusion in Poems Across the Big Sky (2), a 2016 anthology, ed. Lowell Jager, Many Voices Press; >1,200 submissions, ~250 poems selected.
2016 University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Art-Science Symposium/Initiative planning committee; only student on committee comprised of faculty/staff from numerous UW departments (2015-2016)
2015 Best Environmental Reporting (3rd place) for article “An eel is an eel is an eel, or is it?” Québec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA)
2015 University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Art-Science Symposium/Initiative planning committee; only student on committee comprised of faculty/staff from numerous UW departments (2015-2017)
2015 University of Wyoming MFA in Creative Writing Program (2015-2017); one of ten admitted out of >300 applicants
2014 Best Special Section, 1st place, Québec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) award for 250th anniversary special edition magazine I edited/coordinated for the Québec Chronicle-Telegraph, North America’s oldest newspaper
2014 Best Community Newspaper Promotion, 1st place, QCNA award for year-long 250th anniversary campaign I coordinated for the Québec Chronicle-Telegraph
2014 National journalism award, Newspapers Canada/Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation
2014 Feature photograph on back cover, Montana Outdoors annual photography issue
2013 Best Business Column or Feature, 1st place, QCNA
2013 Best Investigative or In-depth Reporting, 2nd place, QCNA
2013 Best Newspaper Promotion, 2nd place, QCNA
2013 Best Special Section, 3rd place, QCNA
2013 Commissioned photography project in Prince Albert National Park, Parks Canada ($1,000.00 CAD contract; 56 final images)
2012 Best Newspaper Promotion, 2nd place, QCNA
2012 Best Sports Story, 2nd place, QCNA
2012 Outstanding Photojournalism award, QCNA
2012 Best Sports Photograph, 2nd place, QCNA
2012 Best News Photo, 3rd place, QCNA
2007 Heisey Foundation Scholarship ($2,500)
2007 Montana Baker Grant ($500)
2006 ‘Best of the Best’ writing assessment award, University of Montana
2006 Elizabeth Jestrab-Chaffee Scholarship ($1675)
2006 Montana Baker Grant ($1,000)
2006 Montana Motor Carriers Association Leonard Eckel Memorial Educational Trust Scholarship ($720)
2006 University of Montana anonymous donor scholarship ($375)
2005 Montana Motor Carriers Association Leonard Eckel Memorial Educational Trust Scholarship ($715)
2003 Member, NASA Space Consortium student project; Selected by Dean of Engineering to be a member of a student design team which constructed and carried out experiments whose purpose was to collect data about the feasibility of full-scale near-space experiments. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
2003 1st Place, Front Range Art Association’s Choteau High School Art Award
2003 Anne Wiprud Memorial Scholarship ($400)
2003 Choteau Kiwanis Scholarship ($500)
2003 Elizabeth Jestrab-Chaffee Scholarship ($1,675)
2003 Montana Baker Grant (1,000)
2003 Montana Motor Carriers Association Leonard Eckel Memorial Educational Trust Scholarship ($1,050)
2003 Montana Tech of the University of Montana scholarships ($3948)
2003 3 Rivers Communication Scholarship ($500)