International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Grant, Burge Victims Speak.
Nominated, World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass.
Columbia University, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Ochberg Fellowship.
National Geographic Society, Young Explorers Grant, Postwar Reconstruction in Bosnia.
VII Photo Agency, VII Mentor Program with Ron Haviv.
Yale University, Poynter Fellowship.
Fulbright Grant in photography, Azerbaijan.
Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service, merit scholarship in the Security Studies Program.
National Geographic Society, Young Explorers Grant, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline.
American Photography 26, Blagojevich’s Final Day.
The New York Times, The Year in Pictures, Blagojevich’s Final Day.
Newsweek, The Year in Pictures, Blagojevich’s Final Day.
BBC Training Bursary, Rory Peck Trust for Hazardous Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) with Centurion.
Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Mexico City, merit scholarship.
American Council on Germany, John J. McCloy Fellowship.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Photojournalism Award.
Kosciuszko Foundation + the Polish Ministry of Education and Sport, Year Abroad Scholarship at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
Master of Arts, Security Studies
Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service
Master of Science, Journalism
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, East European Studies + Modern European Languages
Sarah Lawrence College
Polish Language Diploma
The Voices + Faces Workshop, Chicago.
National Geographic + Leica-sponsored Look3 Masterclass, Streetwise with Bruce Gilden.
Canon-sponsored VII Masterclass with Ron Haviv, Photojournalism Today.
Native English speaker, fluent Spanish, Portuguese + Polish.