Awards & Grants

Below is a list of awards, honors and grants that I have received during the last five years.

In addition to these awards, for the 2022-2023 academic year, I am also participating on a collaborative initiative grant across UNL campuses with a team of six Nebraska researchers. We were awarded this $7,500 seed grant with the hopes that this will lead to a productive future research agenda.

External Mentor Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A University-level program with funding ($2,500) for new faculty to develope an external mentor relationship.

2021 Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Fellow, Florida International University, Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication

First place student paper, AEJMC Minorities and Communication Division, 2020 AEJMC National Conference, San Francisco, CA (Virtual)

Kappa Tau Alpha, Conferred membership into the National Honor Society for Journalism and Mass Communication, April 2020

Breakthrough Graduate Scholar, One of 14 graduate students recognized campus-wide for excellence in teaching and research, University of South Carolina, January 2020

Mass Communications and Society Graduate Research Award, MC&S Division, 2019 AEJMC National Conference, Toronto, Canada, $5,000

Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research, Commission on the Status of Women, 2019 AEJMC National Conference, Toronto, Canada 

Third place student paper, AEJMC Law & Policy Division, 2019 AEJMC National Conference, Toronto, Canada. 

The Graduate School at USC Conference Travel Grant Award, University of South Carolina, Funded $500, May 2019

Top Student Paper, AEJMC Newspaper & Online News Division, 2019 Southeast Colloquium, Columbia, SC

Third place student paper, AEJMC History Division, 2018 AEJMC National Conference, Washington, DC

Excellence in teaching award, 2018 Graduate student excellence in teaching award, University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications, $500

Top student paper, AEJMC Law and Policy Division, 2018 Southeast Colloquium, Tuscaloosa, AL 

Second place student paper, AEJMC Minorities and Communication Division, 2017 AEJMC National Conference, Chicago, IL

University of South Carolina Graduate School Fellowship, University of South Carolina, Funded $26,000 a year, 2016 – 2019

The Graduate School at USC Conference Travel Grant Award, University of South Carolina, Funded $500, April 2017