HONORS, AWARDS, press

2016

Formative & Persisting: How the Thesis Lives On

  • Exhibition highlighted how a few graduated Graduate students' written theses have been carried forward into the world, post-RISD
  • Thesis work featured in the category, Catalyst, one of six designations for the featured works

Outstanding Use of Research in Design, R.I. School of Design

  • Awarded for Masters Thesis, “Beyond Bars: Adapting the Architecture of Confinement”

Outstanding Editorial and Communications Skills, R.I. School of Design

  • Awarded for work on the Int|Ar Journal, including writing the cover story for the 2016 issue

2015

Research Grant, R.I. School of Design

  • Awarded a grant to advance my work focused on designing healthy adaptations to existing mechanical air systems in hospitals and other institutional spaces

Research Grant, R.I. School of Design

  • Awarded a grant to aid in the establishment of “Health+” a research cluster at RISD, seeking to connect faculty working on health initiatives

U.S. News and World Report

  • Interviewed for a piece being written on the best art schools in the nation, their costs, and benefits, after the Dean of Graduate Studies at RISD was approached by U.S. News and World report and was asked for a student to interview.
 

RISD Media, Website Main Page Article

  • Featured on the homepage of the Rhode Island School of Design for work on adaptively reusing mechanical air systems in hospital intensive care units.

2014 - 2016

Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design

  • Awarded a total of $15,000 in fellowship toward graduate work at RISD

2013 - 2017

Bennington College’s 30 Under 30

  • Named one of the Bennington College’s leading “30 Under 30” graduates four years in a row

2011-2013

Recent Graduate Trustee, Bennington College

  • Full and active member of the Bennington College Board of Trustees
  • Member of the Trustee Presidential Search Committee: tasked with finding and hiring the new college president, Markio Silver; Member of the Educational Committee

2006

Environmental Research Grant, John and Wendy Neu Family Foundation

  • Awarded an $11,000 research grant to travel to China and attend the International Conference on Forestry and Water in Beijing as one of two high school students in the world.
  • Traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, Mu Dong Jiang and other remote locations to visit paper mills and conduct ecological research