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Awards & Honors 



- Workshop Facilitator, Ethnic Pen Conference, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, NY -

- Speaker, "Using Spoken Word Poetry To Find Your True, Authentic Self", East End Mental Health Initiative, Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY -

- Featured Performer, HOW WE CREATE / HOW WE COPE, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY -

- Featured Poet, Poetry Meets the Opera, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY - 

- Workshop Co-Facilitator with Joshua King, Sing for Hope, New York City Children's Center, Bronx, NY -

- Featured Poet, Mental Health Showcase, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY - 

- Speaker, Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) Conference, Brooklyn, NY - 

- Featured Artist, "How with this Rage shall Beauty hold a Plea?" (Shakespeare) Exhibit, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT -

- Volunteer, "Go Between" Installation, Cuchifritos Art Gallery, Essex Street Market, New York, NY -

- Featured Performer, A Celebration of Dangerous Gifts, Institute for the Development of Human Arts, New York, NY -

- Featured Performer, Arts on Terry, Patchogue, NY -

- Featured Poet, Breath In Poetry, The Nook Cafe, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -

- Feature Performer, Military Resilience Project, Patchogue, NY

Fellow, Institute for Community Action Training (ICAT), Gibney Dance Studio, New York, NY
- Featured Poet, Alive After Five, Patchogue, NY

- Featured Storyteller, How To Build A Fire, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY -      




- Keynote Performer with Liv Mammone, Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, Advocacy Day: "Disability Justice" -

- Featured Performer, Instituto Cervantes New York & Bowery Poetry Club, International Festival Kerouac Vigo, NYC -

- Keynote Speaker & Performer, Poetry for the HART, Public Art Initiative, Town of Huntington, NY -

- Featured Poet, Unity Fest: Cultivating Community & Planting Seeds of Hope, Building Bridges Brookhaven - 

- Nominated Poet of the Year, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association -

- Featured Poet, Poetry of Dissension, Northport-East Northport Public Library - 

- Nominated for Stony Brook University’s 40 Under Forty - 

- Keynote Speaker & Performer, Healthspan.US Annual Fundraiser -

- Featured Poet, 'Let's Talk About Death', Hosted by Alicen Gray -

- Keynote Performer with Liv Mammone, Annual Self-Advocacy Conference, Suffolk Independent Living Organization -

- Speaker & Performer, Empowerment Night, THRIVE Recovery Center -    



- Featured Performer, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Festival Kerouac Vigo, Vigo, Spain -

- State of New York Office of the State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli Certificate of Recognition, Presented by the Association of Italian-American Educators -

- Touchstone, As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Northeast Stage -

- Capstone Performer & Master of Ceremonies, Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, Advocacy Day: “Economic Justice is NOT the American Dream” -

- Honorary Judge, The Truth Urban Theater Group, United Youth Arts Competition -

- Selection Panelist, Poetry for the HART, Public Art Initiative, Town of Huntington, NY -

- Guest Speaker & Performer, Hands Across Long Island (HALI) -

- Nominated for Stony Brook University’s 40 Under Forty - 



 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano Certificate of Appreciation, Presented by the Association of Italian-American Educators -

- Short Film "We Often Cross The Lines We Draw", 6th Annual SUNY Wide Film Festival -

- Twice Voted People's Choice of the Night, The Poet In New York Open Mic, Bowery Poetry Club -

- 3rd Place, Community Mentor, International Naturally Autistic People Awards -

- Guest Lecturer, Music & Literature, Lindenhurst Senior High School -

- Keynote Speaker, 8th Annual "Vigil of Hope" for Suicide Prevention, Stony Brook University -



- 1st Place, Adult Poetry Contest, Princess Ronkonkoma Productions -

- Opening Act for Poet Buddy Wakefeild -

- 2nd Place, Literary Arts, International Naturally Autistic People Awards -

- Guest Lecturer, Writer’s Block Literary Magazine, Bayshore High School -

- "Making A Difference" Award, Lakeview Democratic Club -

- Excellence Award, Catholic Health Services -



- SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, Stony Brook University -
- Provost Award for Academic Excellence, Stony Brook University -

- Undergraduate Recognition Award for Academic Excellence, Stony Brook University -

- Guest Lecturer, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Suffolk County Community College -

- Up-and-Coming Bard, The Bards Initiative -

- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society -

- Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society -




- Finalist and Semi-Finalist, Paumanok Poetry Award -
- Golden Key Honor Society -




- Defended Paper "The Mind of God and the Teleological Argument for God’s Existence", 1st Annual Philosophy Conference, Dowling College -
- Featured Student Leader, Stony Brook Serves, Stony Brook University -

- Alumni Association Dean’s Choice Award & Scholarship, Stony Brook University -

- Psi Chi Honor Society -



- Outstanding Academic Achievement in Psychology, Suffolk County Community College -

- Outstanding Academic Achievement in Social Science, Suffolk County Community College -

- 1st Place in Creative Writing Contest, Cassandra, Suffolk County Community College -
- 1st Place in Essay Writing Contest, The Philosophy Forum, Suffolk County Community College -




- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society -



- Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy Youth Achievement Award -
- Suffolk County Principal’s Association Leadership Award -

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