• 2022 Finalist, Emma Howell Rising Poet Prize
  • 2021 Finalist, Hillary Gravendyk Prize
  • 2021 Finalist, Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry, Persea Books
  • 2015 Finalist, Sitka Fellows Program
  • 2015 Finalist, Washington Square Review’s Flash Fiction Contest
  • 2015 Semifinalist, Sycamore Review’s Flashcard Flash Fiction Contest
  • Inaugural winner of the “Poetry Unites–My Favorite Poem” contest hosted by the Academy of American Poets. Judges included Marie Howe, Edward Hirsch, and Robert Pinsky.
  • Chambers Prize for Study of a Foreign Language, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MFA Scholarship, Sewanee Writers’ Conference
  • Scholarship, New York Summer Writers Institute
  • 2011 Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Fellowship
  • 2011 and 2012 Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship
  • 2010 Pushcart Prize Nomination
  • 2010 Best of the Net Nomination
  • 2010 First Place Award, Connecticut River Review
  • Jonathan Edwards College Arts Award, Yale University
  • 3-time Winner in Connecticut Student Poetry Contest, Yale University
  • The Korea Times Scholarship
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship


University of Wisconsin Madison

  • M.A. in English Literature
  • Full-tuition scholarship

The Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University

  • M.F.A. in Poetry
  • Full-tuition scholarship
  • Teaching Residency

Yale University

  • B.A. in English Literature with the Writing Concentration
  • Senior Thesis Advisers: Louise Glück and David Bromwich