My body of research and scholarly profile has been nationally recognized by a number of professional associations. In September 2015, I was named one of the International Literacy Association’s inaugural “30 Under 30” honorees. Later that year, I received the AERA Language and Social Processes special interest group's (SIG) Emerging Scholar Award. In 2017, my work was recognized with an honorable mention for NCTE’s Promising Researcher Award. Most recently, I was named a Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Fellow by the American Anthropological Association My dedication to the field, however, far extends beyond research and teaching. I also understand the importance of active service to the university, to the community, and to the profession. Across institutions, I mentored and advised a number of graduate students and also served on numerous departmental committees.
Outside of broader university and department commitments, I have held numerous leadership roles for the American Educational Research Association. From 2013-2015, I was the acting chair of the student outreach and technology sub-committee for the Division G student executive committee. Currently, I am a program area chair (Area 10: Literacy, Media, and Technology) for the Literacy Research Association and serve on the Awards Committees for the Lavender Rhetorics Award (CCCC) and AERA’s Writing and Literacies SIG.I am also a reviewer for several national conferences and peer-reviewed journals in educational research. These experiences exemplify my longstanding commitments to mentoring and professional service. For more information, please see my vitae.