2012– 2015          NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

30,000 stipend plus $10,500 annual education allowance for 3 years

2011- 2016           USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship

Five-year full-tuition coverage, plus five-year annual stipend of $30,000

2014                     USC Social Neuroscience Summer Fellowship

$3,000 summer fellowship

2008-2009           NIMH Undergraduate Mental Health Fellowship

$7,500 stipend plus $2,000 education allowance, and rotation at Western Psychiatric Institute

2005–2009          Full-Tuition Scholarship, Univ. of Pittsburgh

Four-year full-tuition coverage

2006                    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

$3000 stipend, islet cell research at Rangos Research Center

2006                   Undergraduate Fellowship in Pathology, UPMC

$3000 stipend

2004                   National Hispanic Merit Scholar