Awards and Honors

  • Andy Mace Award for Outstanding Contributions in Public Relations, San Diego Press Club Special Award (2010)

  • (left) College of Fellows Induction Ceremony for the Public Relations Society of America, and (below) accepting the Andy Mace Award from the San Diego Press Club.
  • Fellow, Public Relations Society of America (2009)
  • Pinnacle Award, Athena San Diego (2007)
  • Environmental Journalism Fellow, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii (2006)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003)
  • Fellow, Association for Women in Science (1997)
  • Accredited Member, Public Relations Society of America (1995)
  • Silver Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America--San Diego Zoo 75th Anniversary (member of PR agency team) (1991)

Writing Awards

Since 2006, I have received dozens of writing awards from San Diego Trade Organizations in the following categories:

Society of Professional Journalists

  • Magazine: Layout & Design
  • Nondaily Reporting Science/Technology Story
  • Nondaily Reporting News/Feature Series
  • Online Entertainment

San Diego Press Club

  • Magazine feature writing (science/technology)
  • Magazine feature writing (education)
  • Daily newspapers (less than 100,000 circulation) (science/technology)
  • Daily newspapers (less than 100,000 circulation) (medicine)
  • Blog (travel writing)
  • Magazine editing (trade/association publication)