Thank you to the following institutions, organizations, and programs


2015 M.Th. in Religion in Peace and Conflict, Uppsala University, Sweden

2013 B.A. in American studies and biology, St. Olaf College, Minnesota

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

2019 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

2018 Minnesota Northwoods Writers’ Conference Scholarship

2017-18 Loft Mentor Series Fiction Fellowship (supported by the Jerome Foundation)

2017 Cossack Review October Prize in Fiction, Winner

2017 Salamander Fiction Prize, Finalist

2017 Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest, Honorable Mentorship

2016 George J. Mitchell Scholarship in Ireland, Semi-Finalist

2015-16 U.S. Department of State Fulbright Fellowship, Ukraine

2015 Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, Bulgaria

2015 James Kirkwood Literary Awards, Second Place

2014-15 Rotary International, Global Grant Scholarship, Sweden


2018 Galleri Svalbard, Norway

2017 Saari Residence, Finland (supported by the Kone Foundation)

2016 Ox-Bow School of Art, Michigan (supported by the National Endowment for the Arts)

2016 Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center, Nebraska

2016 Anderson Center at Tower View, Minnesota (supported by the Jerome Foundation)

2016 Marble House Project, Vermont

2016 Jack Kerouac House, Florida, first alternate