• Selected to participate in the virtual project entitled The Future Substance of STEM Education, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (w/ Harinder Singh), September-October 2020
  • Selected to participate in Reclaiming STEM workshop (virtual, on behalf of JSPG), September-October 2020


  • Nomination, AWIS San Diego Chapter Leadership Service award, October 2018
  • FY2017 AWIS Star Affiliate Award – AWIS KY Affiliate Group, February 2018 (in AWIS National Magazine, Spring 2018, volume 50, page 60)



  • Volunteer recognition on Twitter – National Postdoctoral Association, National Volunteer Week, April 2018, as well as in the article ‘The NPA Celebrates National Volunteer Week‘ published in the NPA POSTDOCket, April 2018, volume 4, issue 16 (published on April 23, 2018) (as part of the NPA Meetings committee)
  • Volunteer recognition on Twitter and LinkedIn – AWIS National, National Volunteer Week, April 2018
  • Recipient, ‘Smart Woman Doing Cool Stuff in STEM’ recognition, Association for Women in Science, November 2016


  • COMPASS Travel Award, American Society for Cell Biology, December 2016
  • “Advocating for Science” Travel Scholarship, Future of Research, September 2016
  • National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Travel Award, January 2015
  • Professional Development Support (PDS) Funds from Laney Graduate School, Emory University (2012)
  • Participant, AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science, Emory University (2008-2009)
  • Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) Travel Award, Emory University (2007)
  • Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Grant, Emory University (2007)
  • Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology (BCDB) Travel Award, Emory University (2007)