Bio

EDUCATION 

Bachelor of Arts degree in Editorial Journalism  

University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

AWARDS and HONORS 

+First Place Beat Reporting Native American Journalists Association Annual Media Contest for series on sex trafficking of Native women, "Living the Life." 2017 

+Recipient Ojibwemodaa Language ImmersionScholarship University of Minnesota-Minneapolis Summer 2017 

+Winner The Calderwood Fund for Project Grants to Journalism Fellows 2016 

+MacDowell Colony Writing Residency April 2016 

+Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism for coverage of historical trauma interventions among Native peoples 2015-14 

+USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowship and Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism for historical trauma interventions among Native peoples 2014-15 

+Clarion Award, Association for Women in Communications for Best Feature Writing for stories exposing sex trafficking of Native women. 2013 

+Repeated winner Native American Journalists Association annual journalist awards 2000-present 

+President of the Native American Journalists Association, an international professional organization representing more than 650 native journalists. 2000-2002. 

+ Fellow with the University of Maryland Journalism Fellowships in Child and Family Policy. 2001-02 

+Graduate of the Media Management Program at J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. July-August 2001. 

+ Native American Journalist’s Association Photographer of the Year. Best Feature Writing 2000 and 2003. 

+Repeated winner National Association of News Photographers contests as well as, Ohio, Kentucky, Arizona, Wisconsin, Oregon annual and monthly newspaper associations news photography awards. Associated Press Northwest Photo award. 1987-2000. 

+Ralph Nafziger Alumni Achievement Award. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1992. 

Experience 

+Independent photojournalist and writer based in Cincinnati, Ohio specializing in Native American people and issues. Experienced in news, feature and editorial writing and digital photography. Solid history of self-generated writing and photography projects. Current clients include: Indian Country Media Network, ReWire News, The Kellogg Foundation, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The National Museum of the American Indian, The Progressive Magazine and Media Project, The Kellogg Foundation, The Daily Yonder, Market Place from American Public Radio, The National Park Service. 2000-present.