2015          MFA, Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

2000         BA, Film & Video, Documentary Concentration, Columbia College Chicago

2000-01   Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Filmoteca Nacional, Madrid

Research Project: Reconstruction of the family in post-Franco Spanish cinema



2018         University of Kansas, General Research Fund Award

2017         University of Kansas, New Faculty General Research Fund Award

2017         5th Annual New York Portfolio Review, Selected 

2016         Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Residency (January - March / May - June)

2015         Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Shortlist

2015         Working Artist Org, Art Purchase Award

2015         Lenscratch Student Prize, Honorable Mention

2015         Rhode Island School of Design Photo Department Nomination, Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship

2015         Society for Photographic Education, Student Award for Innovations in Imaging

2014         Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Studies Grant

2000-01  U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Grant for Cinema Studies Research, Madrid, Spain

2000        Columbia College Chicago, Jane Alexandroff Award, Voices of Neon Street

2000        Columbia College Chicago, Albert P. Weisman Award



2018        Kansas City Flatfile, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

2018        ICP Projected: Talk in Images: Body, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (Curator: Wesley Verhoeve)

2018        Context 2018, Filter Space, Chicago, IL (Juror: April Watson) 

2017        American Collective, Stitches and Pics, Sackets Harbor, NY (Juror: Eliot Dudik) 

2017        Show-Me States, Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia, MO (Curator: Matt Rahner)

2017        Slide Show: Elise Kirk, Archive Collective @ Front/Space, Kansas City, MO

2017        Woodstock Summer of Love: 40th Anniversary Exhibition Fundraiser, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY 

2016        The Camera is a Clock, University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery, Lawrence

2016        Thinking / Making / Creativity, The Kansas Board of Regents, Topeka

2016        Portfolio Showcase 9, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Maggie Blanchard)

2016        Photography Now 2016, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (Juror: James Estrin)

2016        4th International SPE Combined Caucus Exhibition, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas (Juror: Aline Smithson)

2015        Still No Mountains in the Way, University of Kansas, Lawrence

2015        Punctum, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle (Juror: Julia Dolan, Second Place Juror's Choice)

2015        Second Open, Peter Miller Fine Art Gallery, Providence (Juror: Paula Tognarelli)

2015        Center Forward 2015, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Hamidah Glasgow)

2015        Six Degrees, ClampArt, Chelsea, NY

2015        RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

2014        Funny, Isn't It?, Red Eye Gallery, Providence

2014        RISD Photography Department Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence

2014        PhotoWorld 2014 (New York Photo Festival), PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn

2014        FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show, Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery, Madison, WI

2014        Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston

2014        Inescapable Mode, Red Eye Gallery, Providence

2013        All the Dire Motives, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence



2017       Picturing Place, The Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence, KS 

2017       Photo Vision Awards, Orr Street Studios, Columbia, MO (Juror) 



2016       Lenscratch, The States Project: Kansas

2016       Center for Fine Art Photography, Portfolio Showcase 9

2015       FlakPhoto Digest

2015       Aint-Bad Magazine

2015       Lenscratch

2015       Pool Resources

2014       FlakPhoto Midwest Print Show On-Line Gallery

2013       National Geographic Channel, Meet the Cawleys



2016       Portofolio Showcase Volume 9, Maggie Blanchard, Center for Fine Art Photography, Exhibition Catalog

2016       Rabbit Rabbit: 01 Transition, Katie Harwood et al., Big Bad Bettie Press

2016       Incandescent Issue Nine, Pony Jacobson and Helen Jones, Pine Island Press

2015       Center Forward 2015, Hamidah Glasgow, Center for Fine Art Photography, Exhibition Catalog

2015       We Begin When We Finish When We Begin, Jennifer Liese, Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Studies Journal



2017        Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

2015        Working Artist Org, Tacoma, WA

2015        Rhode Island School of Design, Special Collections, Providence, RI



2016-      University of Kansas, Assistant Professor

2014-15  Rhode Island School of Design, Instructor of Record and Teaching Assistant



2007-      Freelance Nonfiction Television Production, Clients Include: National Geographic, Discovery, VICE Media

2004-07 National Geographic Television, Coordinating Producer

2001-04 National Geographic Channels International, Manager, Development and Regional Production

1997-00 International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago (Chicago Latino Film Festival), Development Associate



2016        Story Producer, Black Market, Viceland

2013        Supervising Producer, Yukon Men, Discovery Channel

2013        Field Producer / Director, Polygamy USA, National Geographic Channel

2012        Producer / Director / Writer, Hard Time, National Geographic Channel

2011        Series Producer / Writer, Alaska Wing Men, National Geographic Channel

2010        Post Producer / Writer, Border Wars, National Geographic Channel

2009-10 Producer / Writer, Lockdown, National Geographic Channel