FIESTA LATINA, 2013, Top 10 percent, Austin Film Festival and Screenwriting Contest
THE LAST POPE, 2012, quarterfinalist (Top 10 percent), PAGE International Screenplay Contest; 2016 Nicholl's Top 10 percent.
STRONG FEMALE LEAD, 2016, writer-director, San Antonio Film Festival selection.
DROUGHT OF ESSENTIALS, 2011, writer, “Audience Favorite” award; San Antonio 48-Hours Film Competition
Oakland University, Auburn Hills, MI
Journalism Lecturer, Fall 2003-2004
The Oakland Press, Pontiac, MI
Metro Editor -- Sunday Projects, Features, Community News, 1994 –2004
The McAllen Monitor, McAllen, TX
Copy editor, Reporter/Columnist, 1986-1994
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY - graduate student - Master of Science, Communications, 2017.
University of Texas-Edinburg, Edinburg, TX - Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 1994