- Adopted at 3 weeks old.
- Qualified for the Pac-10 Championships in triple jump during her sophomore year of college.
- Received the Gene Reynolds Scholarship Award for her thesis film Stitches at UCLA.
- Worked as a TV writer for A Different World after college.
- Her script for Love & Basketball was accepted into the Sundance Institute's Writers and Directors Lab, where it was noticed by representatives from Spike Lee's production company.
- Named UCLA's Filmmaker of the Year in 2009.