Honors, Awards & Leadership

Honors and Awards

Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., San Antonio Metropolitan Chapter, Status of Women Spirit Award in the area of Higher Education (2023)

President’s Distinguished Diversity Award, University of Texas at San Antonio (2018)

40 Under 40 Honoree, San Antonio Business Journal (2018)

40 Under 40 Alumni Award, Dillard University (2017)

Jacqueline O. Dansby Educational Leadership & Achievement Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (2016)

APS Committee on Status on Women in Physics (CSWP) Woman Physicists of the Month (2016)

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program (2015)

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST-UC Davis) Director’s Fellow (2006-2009)

 UTSA Engineering, Science and Business Research Conference 2009, 2nd Place

 QEM Network / NSF Science and Technology Centers (STC) Internship/Fellowship Program (2006, Declined)

 University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellow (2000-2003)

Dillard University Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP ) Scholar (1997-2000) 

Organization Leadership and Training

Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (2023-Present)

Associate Dean for Faculty Success (2020-2023)

Aspire Leadership Fellow (2019-2020)

Women’s Leadership Workshop, University of Texas System (2019)

Director, Kleberg Advanced Microscopy Center (2018-2022)

Leadership UTSA Fellow, University of Texas at San Antonio (2016-2017)

National Organizing Committee, APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (2015-2016, 2017-2020)