Honors and Awards


2018-2019 Fulbright Creative Arts Grantee

Wrote and researched a novel about Korean folklore in South Korea.

2016 Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship in District VII

Writing Achievements

"The Road So Black and Narrow" – Short Story

After discovering that she's a pregnant, a twenty-three-year-old woman gives herself a weekend to complete her bucket list and decide whether or not to keep the baby.

Semi-finalist in ScreenCraft's 2018 Short Story Competition

Published in PANK Magazine Issue 14 (Spring 2019)


2016 Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Fellowship

After his wife dies as a result of police brutality in Baltimore, a father must figure out how to raise their biracial daughter on his own.

Screenplay, Excessive Force, developed with the Oscar-nominated screenwriters of JFK and Bulworth.

"From the Mouths of Babes" – Short Story

A lone survivor explains the disappearance of Roanoke Island's Lost Colony.

Johns Hopkins 2015 Basford Prize in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Winner

Top Ten Finalist in ScreenCraft's 2015 Short Story Competition

"Hook, Line, and Dead" – Flash Fiction

Death, imagined as a fisherman, fights to reel in a soul during a fire.

Gray Matter Press' 2014 Flash Masters Winner

"Magnum Opus" – Short Story

Two screenwriters argue over how to start their masterpiece.

Johns Hopkins University's J.Magazine 2015 Editor's Choice for Prose Winner 

"A Map to Your Madness" – Free Verse Poem

Shortlisted in Duckbill Anthology's Annual Prompt Competition