Honors and Awards


Teaching

2020: Honored Advisor

            Engineers Without Borders, Cal Poly

2017: Cal Poly CLA Diversity Award (Nominee)

            College of Liberal Arts

2017: Terrance Harris Excellence in Mentorship

            Distinguished Honoree

2015-2016: Outstanding Faculty Award

Cal Poly Honors Program

2015-2016: Outstanding Mentor

            Cal Poly Engineers Without Borders, Nicaragua

2014-2015: Early Career Award in Teaching (Commendation)

            College of Liberal Arts, Cal Poly

2014-2015: Honored Grateful Grads

            Student Philanthropy Council, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

2014-2015: Mustang Mentor

            Cal Poly Basketball Team

2013-2014: Honored Faculty at Lavender Commencement

            PRIDE Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

2012-2013: Distinguished Educator Award

            California Faculty Association

2012-2013: Most Supportive Professor (Nominee)

            Society for Women Engineers, Cal Poly

Academic and Service


2022: Cal Poly President’s Community Service Award

          For service to: the Sheriff’s UNITY committee, DEI efforts in SLO, Master Gardeners, to students as a club advisor, to people incarcerated

2021: Early Promotion to Full Professor

            Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

2020: Cal Poly Distinguished Scholarship Award (Nominee)

2019: Cal Poly President’s Community Service Award (Nominee)

            For service with inmates and parolees

2017: Early Promotion to Associate Professor

            Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

2016: Invited Participant: White House Water Summit

            The White House

2015: Invited Lead Author-Policy Brief on California Drought

            National Security Council, The White House

2015: Invited Lead Author IPBES/UNESCO Report (DECLINED)

            Human impact of Ecosystem Changes in Latin America

2013: Top 20 Under 40-San Luis Obispo County

            San Luis Obispo’s Tribune Newspaper

2010-2011: Engaged Scholarship Award

            University of Minnesota Sociological Research Institute

2010-2011: Public Sociology Award (as a member of the Contexts editorial board)

            University of Minnesota Sociological Research Institute