2016. U.S-Italy Fulbright Scholar. Department of Architecture, Università degli Studi Roma Tre.

2015. Public Health Hero Award (for Department of Planning and Design). Tri-County Health District.

2012. Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. College of Architecture and PlanningUniversity of Colorado Denver.

2011. Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver.

2010. Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Conference Travel Award. Stipend for travel to annual conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

2008. American Planning Association (APA) Colorado Student Project Award. Supervisor. Denver Union Station public space study”.

2007. Urban Geography Graduate Student Fellowship. Association of American Geographers.

2006. Fannie Mae Foundation Travel Award. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Kansas City.

2005. Alumni Scholarship Award. Rutgers Association of Planning and Policy Students.

2005. Book review in Journal of the American Planning Association chosen by editor as a “Best Review” for Volume 71.

2004-7. Graduate Research Assistantship. Full tuition/stipend. Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.

2003. Pre-Dissertation Research Travel Grant – Havana. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University.