cv: awards + education

2017 

The Voices + Faces Workshop, Chicago. 

 

2016 

International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Grant, Burge Victims Speak. 

Nominated, World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass. 

 

2015 

Columbia University, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Ochberg Fellowship. 

 

2014 

National Geographic Society, Young Explorers Grant, Postwar Reconstruction in Bosnia. 

 

2012-2014 

VII Photo Agency, VII Mentor Program with Ron Haviv.  

 

2013 

Yale University, Poynter Fellowship.  

 

2012 

National Geographic + Leica-sponsored Look3 Masterclass, Streetwise with Bruce Gilden.  

 

2011-2012 

Fulbright Grant in photography, Azerbaijan.  

 

2009-2011 

Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service, merit scholarship in the Security Studies Program.  

 

2010 

Canon-sponsored VII Masterclass with Ron Haviv, Photojournalism Today.  

National Geographic Society, Young Explorers Grant, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline.  

 

2009 

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.  

 

2008 

BBC Training Bursary, Rory Peck Trust for Hazardous Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) with Centurion. 

Foundry Photojournalism Workshop Mexico City, merit scholarship.  

 

2007 

American Council on Germany, John J. McCloy Fellowship.  

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Photojournalism Award.  

 

2004-2005 

Kosciuszko Foundation + the Polish Ministry of Education and Sport, Year Abroad Scholarship at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.  

 

EDUCATION: 

 

2011  

Master of Arts, Security Studies  

Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service  

Washington, DC 

 

2007 

Master of Science, Journalism 

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 

New York, NY 

 

2006 

Bachelor of Arts, East European Studies + Modern European Languages  

Sarah Lawrence College  

Bronxville, NY 

 

2004-2005: 

Polish Language Diplom 

Jagiellonian University  

Krakow, Poland 

 

LANGUAGES: 

Native English speaker, fluent Spanish, Portuguese + Polish.