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
"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