USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013
· Competitive 2-year fellowship to conduct post-doctoral research with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Best Presentation Award - Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting 2012
· Award presented by session chair for oral presentation about visualization of Valles caldera geothermal.
Best Presentation Award - Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Annual Meeting 2011
· Award presented by session chair for oral presentation about transtensional geothermal potential.
1st Place - DOE-NREL National Student Geothermal Competition (UC Davis) 2011
· Team designed immersive 3-D geothermal evaluation technique for Valles Caldera, NM
Graduate Student Poster Award, GeoPRISMS-RIE Implementation Meeting 2010
· Award presented by a panel of judges at Rift Initiation & Evolution meeting
1st Place NSF-MARGINS Student Oral Presentations, AGU Fall Meeting 2009
· Award presented by panel of NSF judges for 1st place oral presentation.
1st Place PhD Poster Presentation - AAPG/SEG 2nd Annual West Coast Student Expo 2009
· Award presented by panel of judges for 1st place poster presentation
1st Place Oral Presentation - UNC Geology 6th Annual Anadarko Symposium 2008
· Award presented by panel of judges for 1st place oral presentation
Walter H. Wheeler Teaching Award - University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 2007
· Award presented for excellence in teaching undergraduate Geology Laboratory courses.
Deans List - California State University, Northridge 2003 & 2004
· Award presented by the College of Science and Mathematics for >3.5 GPA.