D’s screenplay, Arvin Lindemeyer Takes Canarsie, won the Oil Valley Film Festival Outstanding Feature Screenplay; and her play, Favor, won the New Jersey ACT Award for Outstanding Production Of An Original Play. Three additional screenplays have been optioned, and several other short plays produced. She received her M.A. in creative writing from Wilkes University, J.D. from New York Law School, her LL.M. from New York University, and her B.A. in theatre from Roger Williams.