Awards

  • Duke University Story Lab Fellowship (2017-2018); Focus on Writing, Fandom, #GeekGirls, Community Engagement. Successful application materials included this Adobe Spark website
  • Top Four Debut Paper in Performance Studies – “Fooding Race: Diagnosing Identity Illness and Performing the Oreo” (2007); National Communication Association
  • Outstanding Achievement in Live Performance – For Writing/Adapting & Directing my Master’s Thesis Production, “Authentic Chameleons” (2007); The University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill, Department of Communication Studies
  • St. Anthony Hall Educational Foundation Arts & Literary Grant (2005); Focus on Creative Writing, Poetry, Travel to UK for Performance Poetry Internship
  • International Performance Poetry & Arts Internship – Apples & Snakes (2005); Apples & Snakes Performance Poetry Community Organization in Southeast London, Britain
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor’s Award: Wallace Ray Peppers Award in African and African-American Performance – For Writing/Directing Production of “The Myth of Eshu”, an earlier version of my thesis. (2005); The University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill
  • Lambda Pi Eta (2005 Inductee); The University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill; Department of Communication Studies
  • Graduate School Fellowship (2005-2006); The University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill
  • Joseph E. Pogue Merit Scholar – 4 Year Award (2001-2005); The University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill