·       Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation via CultureSource Individual Artist Grant for Racial Equity, 2020

·       CultureSource and Upper Midwest Emergency Relief Fund Coalition, Artist Relief Grant, 2020

·       Speaker at The Joyce Foundation The Artist as Problem Solver III Summit, Milwaukee, 2020 (COVID cancelled)

·       Knight Arts Challenge Detroit winner, "Beyond Vincent Chin: Legacies in Action and Art," 2019

·       Marguerite Casey Foundation Equal Voice Journalism on Poverty Fellow, 2019

·       Wayne State Law School Damon J. Keith Center Civil Rights Detroit Equity Action Lab Race & Justice Reporting Initiative Fellow on Arts (Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Community Foundation For Southeast Michigan), 2019

·       Asian American Journalists Association AAJA AARP Caregiving Essay Award Winner, 2019

·       Pushcart Prize Nominee, The Knights Library, “Crying on Airplanes,” 2019

·       Michigan Humanities Council (affiliate of Nation Endowment for Humanities) 4 Michigan Action Grants, 2019

·       International Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association 2019 poetry contest Dwarf category second place, 2019

·       Education Writers Association Higher Education Seminar scholar, "Demographics, Politics, and Technology," 2019

·       Covering the 2020 Census Detroit fellowship, Poynter and Detroit Free Press, 2019

·       Historical Society of Michigan, Best Article in Michigan History Magazine re Vincent Chin and Civil Rights, 2017

·       Education Writers Assn. National Seminar scholarship, Washington DC 2017, Los Angeles 2018, Baltimore 2019

·       Matwaala South Asian Diaspora Poetry Festival poet with Ravi Shankar, Asian American Writers Workshop, 2017

·       Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) East Lansing Watchdog Workshop AAJA fellowship 2017

·       Education Writers Association and Poynter fellowship, “Separate And Still Unequal,” Poynter, 2017

·       Columbia Univ Grad School of Journalism Dart Center Midwest Reporting Institute fellowship on Gun Violence, 2017

·       Education Writers Association scholar, "Doing More with Higher Ed Data," Univ of Penn School of Education, 2017

·       Macao Government Tourism Office Ethnic Media reporting sponsorship to Macao 2016

·       White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and University of California Riverside Elevate: AAPI Data Challenge Convening academic panel moderator, Washington DC, 2016

·       Association of Opinion Journalists (AOJ) and Poynter Institute Minority Writers Seminar Fellowship, 2015

·       Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Diversity Travel Fellowship, 2015

·       National Association of Science Writers Diversity Fellowship, 2015

·       University of Michigan Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) Diversity Institute Fellow, 2015

·       Kellogg Foundation sponsorship to attend and report on America Healing conference, 2015

·       Rotary International reporting sponsorship to embed Rotaplast medical mission to Philippines, 2014

·       Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center Indian American Heritage Project online H1B and traveling exhibition multimedia artwork with Jyoti Omi Chowdhury, 2015; Twelve Gates Arts exhibition and reading, Philadelphia, 2014

·       Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America 2014 Photography Exhibition (two categories, love & moment) 

·       Asian American Women Artists Association Eating Cultures art installation and "Literary Sriracha" Poetry Reading, San Francisco, 2014

·       University of Michigan LSA Understanding Race Theme Year Race Card Project Ensemble with Michele Norris, 2013

·       Asian American Women Artists Association underCurrents & The Quest for Space “Navigating the UnderCurrents” Poetry Reading, San Francisco, 2013

·       Angry Asian Man Blog Angry Reader of the Week, 2010

·       Community Media Workshop Making Media Connections Conf. Scholarship, Chicago, 2010, 2011

·       Keynote Purdue Univ inaugural APA conference and ImaginAsian Identity and Experience in Contemporary Asian Pacific America Art Exhibition, “The Dinner Party,” prose poetry and multimedia artwork, Purdue, Indiana; 2010

·       Online News Association Training Fellowship, Ann Arbor, 2010

·       New America Media Ethnic Media Expo & Awards Fellowship, Atlanta, 2009

·       Nominated for Michigan Governor's Advisory Council on Asian Pacific American Affairs, 2009

·       Michigan Chinese Women’s Association Who’s Who in Michigan Chinese Women Award, 2009

·       Ann Arbor YMCA Best Original Essay Award, 2008

·       Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA-MI) Best Original Essay Award, 2006

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