Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY - graduate student - Master of Science, Communications, 2018.
University of Texas-Edinburg, Edinburg, TX - Bachelor of Arts, Communications, 1994
LOTERIA LAND, 2019, Top 10 percent, Austin Film Screenwriting Contest, Digital Category
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.
THE CURE, 2016,
Writer-director, San Antonio Film Festival selection.
DROUGHT OF ESSENTIALS, 2011, writer, “Audience Favorite” award; San Antonio 48-Hours Film Competition
Alamo Colleges, Northeast Lakeview College, San Antonio, Texas, Adjunct Professor, Communications, Fall 2018-current
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