Recognized as one of 20 GRIT Future List Honorees as an insights leader who showcases strong leadership, innovation, growth, social good, and professional drive, and who is driving insights forward in novel and unexpected ways.

The GRIT Future List recognizes leadership, professional growth, personal integrity, and a passion for excellence in the next generation of insights creators, users, and marketers. These honorees have outstanding multidisciplinary career performances and after hundreds of nominations, this list reflects a fiercely competitive set of peers.

GreenBook GRIT Future List


Recognized by Significant Insights Media as a next generation global insights leader who has made a contribution and impact to the wider insights industry, and used insights to help accelerate positive change in the world.

In its inaugural year, the Significant Insights Global 30 Under 30 initiative celebrates the rising stars of the research and insights world. An experienced panel of judges reviewed close to 100 nominations from 16 countries.

30 Under 30 Global Insights Leader




Outstanding Young Researcher

Recognized by the Quirk's Media Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Awards as Young Researcher of the Year for being an individual 30 years of age or younger who has made significant contributions to the marketing research and insight industry.

The Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Awards, powered by Quirk’s Media, recognize and celebrate the researchers, suppliers and products and services that are adding value and impact to marketing research and those that are raising the bar for the marketing research profession. Finalists are selected by a panel of judges made up of a combination of end-client researchers, supplier partners and Quirk’s editorial staff.



Awarded for outstanding contributions to the marketing and advertising industry, via the Advertising Federation of Minnesota & Ad 2.

The award was established to recognize those who have made a significant impact to the marketing and advertising community, and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Advertising Federation of Minnesota’s Paul Foss Award



In honor of their centennial celebration, HandsOn Twin Cities selected 100 volunteers and community champions to commemorate "100 Years of Volunteering." These individuals were celebrated at a black tie gala and compiled into a coffee table book. Target selected just 2 honorees from their 8,500+ corporate employees in Downtown Minneapolis. These volunteers were selected by organizations and the community as having done "their small part to make the world a better place."

Hands on Twin Cities, “100 Years of Volunteering” Honoree


Recognized with a High Performance Award for going above and beyond to support multiple Target programs, that fell outside of the standard scope of role.

Recognized with an award for Consumer Insights work on Holiday 2019.

Target SVP Award Winner


This elite award recognizes 32 up-and-coming ad professionals in the Twin Cities, hailing incredible accomplishments and endeavors they gain at such a young age. In every industry, there are those who push beyond what’s asked of them in the hopes of disrupting the status quo. These are the early risers and late-nighters. The after-work hustlers and the opportunity seekers. In the advertising and marketing industry, we call these people the 32 Under 32.

Ad 2’s 32 Under 32 Award Winner


Ignite Minneapolis is an event of big ideas. Eighteen speakers stand up on a stage and in five minutes, pitch something that they are passionate about. With 20 slides, changing at 15 seconds each, every second counts. I got up on a stage in front of a sold out show of 1000+ people and spoke to them about how to train a fish.

"Learning about training a goldfish was the talk that stuck with me well after the evening was done. This isn’t because I want to train a fish, I don’t even own a fish, but because Gracie used her short 5 minutes as a personal brand-building moment. She demonstrated that she could think and communicate both verbally and visually in a distinctive, strategic way. She was smart, and inspired me to take advantage of every opportunity and show up in a way that is clever and uniquely you."

Ignite: How to train your pet fish