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Professional Association Awards and Nominations

My writing and service work has been recognized by multiple professional organizations in Communication Studies. My writing received Top Research Paper and Top Student Paper Award from the Western States Association: Organization for Research on Women and Communication (2020), the Southern States Communication Association: Identity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division (2023), and the National Communication Association Disability Issues Caucus- 2018; Activism & Social Justice Division- 2020; Organizational Communication Division- 2021). I was also nominated for the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award in 2021, NCA’s highest endowment for student work presented at the annual meeting


I also received Top Reviewer recognition from the International Communication Association’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Studies Interest Group (2020).

University Awards and Nominations

In 2020, I was selected for McMaster University’s inaugural Smart Mobility in Aging Populations cohort. Funded through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)’s CREATE program, this interdisciplinary training fellowship provides graduate students opportunities to collaborate on work in aging and technology research, focusing on assistive artificial technologies (AI). I was the only graduate student representing the Faculty of Humanities.


Upon graduating from my MA program at the University of South Florida, I received the Elias and Vivian Drake Nader Award, which recognizes outstanding Master’s students in cultural studies, rhetoric, and performance research. I received an Outstanding Service Award for my work as an elected member of the department’s graduate student association


I was nominated for the Undergraduate of the Year recognition awarded by George Mason University’s (GMU) Carter School in Spring 2017. I was also inducted to GMU’s chapter of Delta Alpha Pi, an honors society for disabled undergraduate students.

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