Writing Honors & Awards

Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition August, 2012

  • 2nd round selection (top 10%) in the original sitcom pilot category for SPECIAL INTERESTS.
  • 2nd round selection (top 10%) in the sitcom spec category for spec episode of PARKS & RECREATION, “#OccupyPawnee."

Warner Brothers' Writers Workshop September, 2011

  • Comedy writer finalist (top 9 of 1750+ entrants) for spec episode of THE LEAGUE, “Very Superstitious.”

Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition August, 2011

  • Semi-finalist selection (top 6 of 600+ entrants) in the sitcom spec category for spec episode of THE LEAGUE, “Very Superstitious.”

  • 2nd round selection (top 10%) in the original drama pilot category for THE BRIGHTEST.

Humanitas Prize Student Fellowship in Drama May, 2011

  • Official nominee from USC for THE BRIGHTEST.

Josh Schwartz Scholarship February, 2011

  • Awarded the prize for the best original pilot written at USC for THE BRIGHTEST.

Film Independent Screenwriting Fellowship September, 2010

  • Selected as one of 12 screenwriting fellows for 2010 for SKIRT (co-written with Chris Mason Johnson).

Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition August, 2010

  • 2nd round selection (top 10%) in the feature comedy category for SLUMP BUSTERS.

Steven Bochco Pilot Workshop, USC August, 2010

  • Selected by Steven Bochco as one of five students for workshop based on spec episode of DEXTER, “Admission.”

Disney|ABC Writing Program July, 2010

  • 2nd round selection for spec episode of DEXTER, “Admission.”

National Association of Theater Owners Scholarship June, 2010

  • Awarded scholarship by USC for SLUMP BUSTERS.

Frank R. Volpe Scholarship June, 2010

  • Awarded scholarship by USC for SLUMP BUSTERS.

Stonewall Prize for Citizenship and Scholarship May, 2005

  • Awarded scholarship by Amherst College for honors thesis play, Días de la Gracia.

National Council of Teachers of English “Promising Young Writer” 1997, 2001

  • Selected as one of thirteen “Promising Young Writers” from the state of New Jersey in both 1997 and 2001. For realsies.