She has won a number of film awards for her works, including a 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for Freeheld, and an Alfred I duPont-Columbia award for Taken In: The Lives of America's Foster Children. Some of her award-winning films include Close to Home, "Aging Out", "Schools of the 21st Century", "The Third Monday in October", "9/11’s Toxic Dust", and No Tomorrow. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in Family Law from Columbia University.
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