Honors

FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, SELECTIONS & GRANTS

2021

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

2020

UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Recipient $6000

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

UC-Cuba Academic Initiative Research Fellowship

2019

UCLA Center for Women’s Study Travel Grant Recipient

UC-Cuba Academic Initiative Research Fellowship

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Summer Fellowship for Nahuatl Language Study

2018

Davis-Putter Scholarship Recipient $10,000

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Summer Fellowship for Nahuatl Language Study

2017

Critical Refugee Studies Collective Grant for Eternos Indocumentados Documentary Project $10,000

UCLA Department of History 5-Year Graduate Fellowship

2016

Liberty Hill Foundation Berta Wolfe Fund for Community Service Award Recipient $6,500

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

2015

Harvard University Schlesinger Library Oral History $3,000 Grant for “The Eternally Undocumented

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

2014

Culture Unplugged Film Festival – Children of the Diaspora Official Selection

2013 

USEU Special Recognition for “Children of the Diaspora: For Peace & Democracy” Film Tour

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

Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization Conference Travel Grant (Los Angeles, California)

Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Research Grant

2012    

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

Syracuse University Department of History Research Travel Grant (San Salvador, El Salvador)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Mellon Mays Conference Travel Grant (Austin, Texas)

Mellon Mays Conference Travel Grant (Seattle, Washington)

2011   

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

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Mellon Mays Summer Research Travel Grant (San Salvador, El Salvador)

UCLA Department of Political Science Conference Travel Grant Recipient (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

UCLA Department of Political Science Conference Travel Grant (Austin, Texas)

Scholar of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

2010

UCLA Dean’s Honor Roll

Columbia University Leadership Alliance Research Fellowship

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Ronald McNair Sophomore Summer Research Fellowship

UCLA Advanced Academic Placement Junior Scholar

Scholar of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization

2009

UCLA Dean’s Honor Roll

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

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Community Projects Scholarship

Scholar of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization

California Chicano News Media Association Youth Award

2008  

Salvadoran American Leadership Education Fund (SALEF) Scholarship for 1st generation college students

UCLA Latino Alumni Association Merit-Based Scholarship

UCLA National Merit Scholarship

California Chicano News Media Association Youth Award

California Hispanic Heritage Journalism Youth Award (Silver Medalist)

California Regional “Hoy” Cover Design Competition 2nd Place Recipient

2004-2008  

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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