Livingston Awards for Young Journalists: Finalist for "The Pact"

Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing for "Diary of a Misfit" (Columbia University) 

Hechinger Award for Education Reporting for "Pomp and Circumstance: The Quiet Crisis of Black Students Trying to Graduate from College." (Columbia University Masters Thesis)

Columbia University Best Masters Thesis, second place for "Pomp and Circumstance: The Quiet Crisis of Black Students Trying to Graduate from College."

Society for Features Journalism 2018, General Feature, Third Place for "City policy cost 98-year-old black woman her home."

Mayborn Best American Newspaper Narratives 2018: Notable narrative for "About a Boy."

National Headliner Awards 2018: Second Place, News Series for "About a Boy."

Best of the West 2018: Third Place, Explanatory Reporting for "About a Boy."

Association of Health Care Journalists: Health policy (large), third place for "About a Boy"

Best of the West 2017: Third Place, Feature Writing for "The Last Days of The Joyce Hotel"

Society of Features Journalism 2017: First Place, General Feature, for "She loved her husband. Could she love her transgender wife?"

Society of Features Journalism 2017: First Place, Narrative Storytelling, for "The hate keeps coming: Pain lingers for lesbian couple denied wedding cake"

Society of Features Journalism 2017: Second Place, Diversity in Digital Features for "She loved her husband. Could she love her transgender wife?"

Society of Professional Journalists 2017: First Place, Short Feature, for "The Last Days of The Joyce Hotel."

Society of Professional Journalists 2017: Second Place, Social Issues, for "She loved her husband. Could she love her transgender wife?"

National Headliner Award: First Place, Best Website for "Straight Outta St. Johns"

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Awards 2017: First Place, Feature Story - Personalities, for "The hate keeps coming." Second Place, Feature Story - Personalities, for "She loved her husband. Could she love her transgender wife?" Second Place, Best Writing for "Lost in Transition."

C.B. Blethen award 2017: Third Place, Diversity Coverage for "City policy cost 98-year-old black woman her home. Here's why she won't get it back."

C.B. Blethen award 2016: First Place, Deadline Reporting for "Umpqua Community College shooting breaking news blog"

C.B. Blethen award 2016: Second Place, Distinguished Coverage of Diversity for "Lost in Transition"

Society of Professional Journalists 2016: First Place, Long Feature, for "Team of Dreams"

Society of Professional Journalists 2016: Third Place, Social Issues for "Transgender Oregon student wages lonely battle to use boys' locker room"

Society for Features Journalism 2016: Second Place for Sports Feature for "Team of Dreams"

Crossroads Film Festival 2016: Most Transformative Film for "Ballad of Little Pam"

Society of Professional Journalists 2015: First Place, Personalities Reporting for "The Pact"

Oregon Newspaper Publisher's Association: First Place, Best Web Project for "Straight Outta St. Johns"

C.B. Blethen Award 2015: Second Place for Diversity Reporting for "The Pact"

Best of the West: Second Place, Online Presentation for "Straight Outta St. Johns"

Society for Features Journalism: Honorable Mention, Integrated Storytelling for "Straight Outta St. Johns"

Portland Bridge Film Festival: First Place for "Amazin Jerks"

"Win a Trip With Nicholas Kristof" Winner, 2006