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, ran in The New Yorker)

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

Society for Professional Journalists 2018, Comprehensive Coverage, First Place for "About a Boy"

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