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Associate of Science Degrees with honors in Filmmaking and Screenwriting at Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Additional screenwriting classes at the University of Minnesota, UCLA and University of California-Riverside (on-line)
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota
Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota
Honors and Awards
Recipient of a 2009 Jerome Foundation production grant for the documentary "Artist in the Margin."
"Class of '41", my 2008 feature documentary, wins "Best of Fest" at the Illinois International Film Festival
Winner of the IFP Freshfilmmaker Grant to produce my short narrative script, "The Egg Timer"
Finalist for the 2006 McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship
Selected for the 2006 IFP Independent Film market in New York City
Winner of the University of California - Riverside feature-length screenwriting competition, 2003
Semi-finalist in the feature-length screenplay competition of the 1999 Morrow Screenwriting Fellowship
Semi-finalist in the feature-length screenplay competition of the 2000 Morrow Screenwriting Fellowship
Winner of the short screenplay competition of the 2000 Morrow Screenwriting Fellowship
Short films and documentaries chosen as Official Selections in film festivals, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, the Walker Art Center "Women with Vision" Film Festival, the Illinois International Film Festival, the LA Femme Film Festival, the Ms. Film Festival, the Fargo Film Festival, and the MnTV shorts film program on public television.