Awards

Mika has received numerous honors over the course of her career.

Professional Awards

 • Gold, Hermes Awards, Nonprofit Video, for The Scripps Research Institute's "New Therapies, New Hope"
 • Gold, Hermes Awards, Web Infographic, for The Scripps Research Institute's "Facts at a Glance"
 • Winner, Best of Cover Design, for The Scripps Research Institute's Endeavor magazine
 • Winner, Best Cookbook, San Diego Book Awards, for Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life (Da Capo Lifelong Books).
 • Winner, Silver Medal, Living Now Book Awards, ethnic cooking category, for Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen
 • Winner, International Book Awards, Cookbook: International category, for Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen. The book was also a finalist in the category of "Health: Alternative Medicine."
 • Winner, Foodista's Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, for The Color Purple Yam Dessert in the Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen blog
 • Crystal Award of Excellence, Communicator Awards, Endeavor magazine—five times
 • Winner, HOW International Design Award, Endeavor magazine 


 • Award of Merit, Employee Communication, IABC Gold Quill Awards, for Scripps Research online publication News&Views
 • Award of Excellence, Newsletter Writing, New York City ACE Awards, IABC

, for an article in Rockefeller Center's Centerscope
 • Finalist, Recurring Features Writing, IABC Silver Quill Awards, for a series in The Rockefeller Group's Focus
 • 

Award of Excellence, Newswriting, IABC US District 1 Silver Quill Awards

, for an article in Center: the Magazine of Rockefeller Center
 • Award of Merit, Persuasive Writing, IABC US District 1 Silver Quill Awards

, for an article in Focus
 • Bronze, Overall Magazine, Mercury Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Professional Communications, for Rockefeller University's Search magazine

Academic Awards

 • Starr Scholarship, The Fletcher School, Tufts/Harvard Universities
 • Nuclear Age and Humanities Center Summer Fellowship, The Fletcher School
 • Fletcher Scholarship, The Fletcher School
 • Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College
 • William T. Lankford III Memorial Humanities Award, Reed College
 • Commendation for Excellence, Reed College—four consecutive years
 • William Einzing Memorial Scholarship, Reed College—two years
 • Arend Family Scholarship, Academic Achievement, Reed College




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