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Awards and Distinctions

  1. Oldrich Hungr Award, International Consortium on Landslides, November 2021
  2. Inspiring Teacher, North Dakota State University, Office of Teaching and Learning, July 2021
  3. Inspiring Colleague Award, Office of Teaching and Learning, North Dakota State University, May 2021
  4. Finalist for Odney Excellence in Teaching Award, North Dakota State University, February 2021
  5. Exceptional Peer Reviewer for Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Springer, January 2021
  6. Embankments, Dams and Slopes Technical Committee Outstanding Young Member Award, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, August 2020
  7. Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, July 2020
  8. Collingwood Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2020
  9. Best Paper Award at GeoShanghai 2018, GeoShanghai 2018, May 2018
  10. Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, February 2018
  11. Outstanding Educator Award, Orange County Engineering Council, February 2018
  12. Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, February 2017
  13. Sixth International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Scholarship, April 2015
  14. Best Student Paper Award at Dam Safety 2014, Association of State Dam Safety Officials Student Paper Competition, September 2014
  15. Second Place in 25th  Annual Science Conference in the “Poster-Masters/PhD” Category, Orange County Graduate Women in Science, April 2014
  16. First Place United States Society of Dams Scholarship Recipient, United States Society of Dams, April 2014
  17. Third Place in National Geo-Poster Competition at Geo-Congress 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, March 2013
  18. First Place Abstract in Geo-Poster 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, February 2013
  19. Charles E. Via Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, August 2012 to August 2015
  20. Second Place at the California State University Statewide Student Research Competition in “Graduate-Engineering and Computer Science” Category, California State University, May 2012
  21. Third Place in Google Map Maker University Mapping Contest for the US and Canada, Google, May 2012
  22. Second Place at California State University, Fullerton Student Research Competition in “Graduate” Category, California State University, Fullerton, March 2012
  23. First Place in 23rd Annual Science Conference in the “Oral-Masters” Category, Orange County Graduate Women in Science, March 2012
  24. Third Place in National Geo-Prediction Student Competition at Geo-Congress 2012, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, February 2012
  25. California Pre-Doctoral (Sally Casanova) Scholarship Program Honorable Mention, California State University, June 2011
  26. First Place in Earth Week Poster Competition, California State University, Fullerton, May 2011
  27. Magna Cum Laude, College of Engineering and Computer Science, California State University, Fullerton, May 2011
  28. Magna Cum Laude, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton, May 2011'
  29. Outstanding Graduating Senior, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, May 2011
  30. Civil Engineering Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, May 2011
  31. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient, National Science Foundation, August 2011 to August 2014
  32. Los Angeles Section Geotechnical Engineering Group Scholarship Recipient, Los Angeles Geo-Institute Chapter, March 2011
  33. Second Place for Geotechnical Student Competition at the Pacific South West Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, March 2011
  34. Dwight D. Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, August 2011 to August 2012 (Fellowship was awarded, but choose to decline)
  35. Measurement Science Conference Scholarship Recipient, March 2011
  36. Jeffery Gordon Scholarship Recipient, American Society of Civil Engineers Los Angeles Branch, March 2011
  37. First Place in 22nd Annual Science Conference in “Undergraduate” Category, Orange County Graduate Women in Science, March 2011
  38. Third Place in National Geo-Prediction Student Competition at Geo-Frontiers 2011, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, March 2011
  39. First Place Design Report for Geo-Challenge Student Competition, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, February 2011
  40. Outstanding Senior, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, May 2010
  41. Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, August 2010 to August 2011
  42. First Place in California State University-Wide Student Research Competition in the “Undergraduate-Engineering and Computer Science” Category, California State University, May 2010
  43. Second Place Scholarship, American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch, March 2010
  44. First Place in Geo-Institute National Student Research Poster Competition at Geo-Florida 2010, American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute, February 2010
  45. Outstanding Engineering Student, Orange County Engineering Council, February 2010
  46. Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, August 2009 to August 2010
  47. Outstanding Junior, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, California State University, Fullerton, May 2009