– Testified before Congress (House Labor-HHS-ED Subcommittee on Appropriation) on GEAR UP in advance of the FY 2018 appropriations process.

– Awarded a $10,000 grant from Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communications and Social Justice.

– One of 18 journalists honored as a 2016 WHCA scholar.


The Nation Student Journalism Conference (2019)

WVU’s Reed College of Media “Missing Voices: Diversifying the News” Hackathon (2018)

Poynter College Media Project (2018)

NABJ Student Multimedia Project (2018)

Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow (2018)

Knight CUNYJ Summer Fellow (2017)

Domestic Exchange Program @ Columbia University (2017)

Ronald H. Brown Pre-Law Prep Program (2016)



Ida B. Wells Society Scholarship for Investigative Reporting

AKA EAF 2018 Graduate Scholar

Betty Flood Morrow Women’s Press Club of NY State Scholarship

2018 HBCU Digest “Best Student Newspaper”

White House Correspondent’s Association Scholarship

Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications 2018 Exemplar Award for Print/Online Journalism

Capital Speakers Club of Washington, D.C. Hester Beall Provensen and Jean C. Miller Scholarship

Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Scholarship

The Los Angeles Times Mirror Scholarship

Society of Professional Journalists Lee Thornton Scholarship

BET Scholarship