info: awards + education

AWARDS: 

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 Diploma. Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland).