• 2015 Young Alumna Award; Salem College, April 2015. The Young Alumna Award recognizes a Salem alumna, who within 15 years of her graduation exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities, through professional and/or volunteer service.
  • 2015 Outstanding Young American; U.S. Junior Chamber (Jaycees), March 2015. Through an intense judging process, I was one of ten individuals honored as recipients of the USJC Ten Outstanding Young American recognition for being truly accomplished in my fields and in giving back to my community.
  • Helen Shackleton Fund Awardee; Royal Holloway, University of London, June 2013. Fund provided support for travel to Kenya to conduct exploratory study for my PhD.
  • U.S. Fulbright Student Scholar; U.S. State Department, April 2013. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. My Fulbright scholarship supported my PhD research for nearly eight months in Kenya.
  • Academic Development Services Language Bursary; Royal Holloway, University of London, 2012. Bursary supports Swahili lessons in preparation for PhD fieldwork in Kenya.
  • Crossland Scholarship; Royal Holloway, University of London, 2012-2015. Scholarship provides full tuition and fees for PhD studies as well as an annual stipend.
  • Irene Marshall Travel Grant; Royal Holloway, University of London, 2012
  • Royal Holloway International Excellence Scholar (USA), 2011-2012 Academic Year
  • Applied Linguistics Book Award Winner, Spring 2011
  • Applied Linguistics Community Builder Award, Spring 2011
  • Teaching Language with Technology Grant Recipient, Spring Summer, and Fall 2010, as well as Spring 2011.

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