Systematics of Hydrophyllaceae and Namaceae (Boraginales)


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2009-2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program [tenure years 2009–2010, 2012–2014]

2013 Lawrence R. Heckard Summer Fellowship for the Jepson Flora Project.

2010-2012 Chancellor’s Fellowship. University of California, Berkeley

2008-2009 National Science Foundation S-STEM Training and Research in Ecology and Evolution (TREE) Fellowship, SFSU Department of Biology

2007-2008 National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellowship in K-12 Education (NSF GK12). SFSU Biology, Science and Educational Partnership and Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL), SFSU Department of Biology. Collaborated with Teacher Partners in co-teaching 7th grade life science classes one day each week in SFUSD at Marina Middle School (Fall 2007) and Visitacion Valley Middle School (Spring 2008) with supporting year–long SFSU pedagogy coursework (SCI750, SCI850) and community workshops


Research Grants

2012, 2014 UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology Summer Research Grant, Leeper Fund

2013, 2014 UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology Graduate Student Research and Conference Travel Funds [GRAC]

2013, 2014 Friends of the Jepson Herbarium Workshop Fund

2010–14 UC Berkeley Integrative Biology Departmental 299 Research Funds

2013 UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology Summer Research Grant, The Reshetko Family Scholarship in the College of Letters & Science

2011, 2012, 2013 Lawrence R. Heckard Endowment Fund of the Jepson Herbarium

2011 Marin Chapter California Native Plant Society Graduate Student Grant

2008, 2009 SFSU Department of Biology, Instructionally Related Activities Research Grant

2008 Nevada Native Plant Society Margaret Williams Research Grant

2008 Colorado Native Plant Society John W. Marr Research Grant

2008 UC Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve Graduate Student Research Grant

2008 Bristlecone Chapter CNPS Mary Dedecker Botanical Grant

2008 Southern California Botanists Susan Hobbs Field Research Grant

2008 Orange County Chapter CNPS Charlie O’Neill Graduate Student Grant

2007 CNPS Graduate Student Research Grant