California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) Fellowship (2022)

UC-Cuba Academic Initiative Research Fellowship Award (2022, 2020, 2019)

UCLA Summer Stone Chair Fellowship Award (2021)

UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies – Dissertation Research Fellowship (2021)

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Fellowship Award (2020)

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Summer Fellowship for Nahuatl Language Study $10,000 (2018, 2019)

UCLA Department of History 5-Year Graduate Fellowship (2017)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2010-2012)

Columbia University Leadership Alliance Research Fellowship (2010)

Ronald McNair Sophomore Summer Research Fellowship (2010)


Davis-Putter Scholarship Award Recipient $10,000 (2018)

Salvadoran American Leadership Education Fund (SALEF) Dream Scholarship (2018, 2008)

Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Merit-Based Tuition Scholarship (2013)

Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Dean’s Scholarship (2012)

Rosalind W. Alcott Scholarship (scholarship for 2 outstanding Political Science students), College Honors (2011)

Institute of Shipboard Education Semester at Sea Diversity Merit-Based Tuition Scholarship (2009)

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Community Projects Scholarship (2009)

UCLA Latino Alumni Association Merit-Based Scholarship (2008)

UCLA National Merit Scholarship (2008)


Mellon Mays Institute for Citizens & Scholars – Dissertation Travel and Research Grant Recipient (2021, 2022)

UCLA Department of History – Doctoral Summer Research Grant (2021, 2022)

Central American Studies (CAS) – Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Travel Grant Recipient (2020)

UCLA Center for Women’s Study Travel Grant Recipient (2019)

Critical Refugee Studies Collective Grant Recipient $10,000 (2017)

Harvard University Schlesinger Library Oral History Grant Recipient (2015)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Summer Research Travel Grant Recipient (2011)


Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Film Festival – Eternos Indocumentados Official Selection

Liberty Hill Foundation Berta Wolfe Fund for Community Service Award (2016)

Central American International Film Festival (CAIFF) – Children of the Diaspora Official Selection (2016)

CARECEN Team Member & Employee of the Year Award (2015)

Latin American Perspectives (LAP) Film Archive – Children of the Diaspora Official Selection (2015)

Culture Unplugged Film Festival – Children of the Diaspora Official Selection (2014)

USEU Special Recognition for Children of the Diaspora Film Tour (2013)

UCLA Advanced Academic Placement Junior Scholar (2010)

UCLA Dean’s Honor Roll (2009-2010)

Scholar of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2009-2011)

Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization (2009-2010)

California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) Youth Award (2008-2009)

California Hispanic Heritage Journalism Youth Award (Silver Medalist) (2008)

High Tech High Los Angeles: High Honor Roll 2004-2008, awards in Journalism (2006-2008), History (2008), Calculus (2008), English (2005)

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