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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)