International Reporting Project Health and Development grantee in Brazil
Reporting on drug addiction and abortion with writer Sarika Bansal.

POYi’s First Place, News Multimedia Story for “Spanish bank scandal wipes out savings
(published in NYTimes.com on July, 8, 2013).

National Press Photographers Association Northern Short Course winner, Multimedia.


Emmy Award in the “New Approaches: arts, lifestyle, culture” category for the series “Life, Interrupted” (part of a New York Times team).

POYi’s Award of Excellence – Multimedia Photographer of the Year for a personal portfolio of four projects produced for The New York Times and TIME: “An Afghan Girl’s Quest for Education”, “A Guarded Optimism”, “Dishing New York” and “Liberia’s Open Wound”.

International Reporting Project fellow in Tanzania
Program based out of Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). Focusing on agriculture and food scarcity.

Winner of Best Documentary, 2013 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival for “An Afghan Girl’s Quest for Education”

U.N. Foundation Global Health Challenges Press Fellow in India
Reporting on polio eradication and health.

National Press Photographers Association Northern Short Course winner, various categories including Long Form Multimedia and Team Multimedia.

Ellos son el Mundo Photo Exhibit
Participant in a photo exhibit about global childhood in Madrid, Spain.


Best of Photojournalism, National Press Photographers Association, 1st place Sports Multimedia Story Award, “Damian’s Ride”

Panelist at CUNY’s Global Film Festival
“An Afghan Girl’s Quest for Education” screened at CUNY’s Global Film Festival, a film festival focusing on women’s rights. Panelist after the screenings.

2009 and prior

José Martí Journalism Award
Outstanding Health Section category, awarded for a health supplement I edited and wrote in 2008. The Jose Martí Journalism Awards award outstanding reporting in Spanish in the U.S.

La Caixa Foundation Scholarship
Niamogue Foundation Fellowship
Integrants fellowship