Honors & Awards

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation                                                 2020

Awarded a doctoral dissertation improvement grant to fund four additional months of research on reproductive decision-making among Syrian refugees in Jordan upon completion of the Fulbright.

Fulbright Open Research Award, U.S. Dept. of State                                                                                   2019

Designated a Fulbright Student Researcher and provided with 9 months of funding for research on reproductive decision-making among Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Critical Language Enhancement Award, U.S. Dept. of State                                                                       2019

Awarded a full scholarship for one semester of intensive Arabic-language study at Qasid Institute in Amman, Jordan.

Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Engagement Award                                                          2019

One of 4 Co-Investigators awarded a $250,000 grant to establish “California’s Refugee Reproductive Health Network (ReproNet): Engaging Refugee Women in Research Partnerships” under Principal Investigator Heike Thiel de Bocanegra.

Human Rights Center Student Fellow, UC Berkeley School of Law                                                           2019

Received $5,000 human rights fellowship to support an internship and community-engaged research partnership with the Syrian Community Network, a San Diego NGO that provides services to the Syrian refugee community.

Global Religion Research Initiative, University of Notre Dame                                                                  2019

Received a $12,000 Project Launch grant to study the influence of religion on reproductive decision-making and psychological well-being among Syrian refugees.

 

Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Award                                                                     2018

Received $700 grant to fund directed study & tutoring in Syrian dialect (Arabic)

 

Critical Refugee Studies Award Recipient                                                                                                     2018

Awarded a $7,000 grant from the Critical Refugee Studies Collective to fund research expenses for person-centered, ethnographic research on Syrian refugees’ experiences of reproductive healthcare in San Diego County.

Howell Foundation Community Engagement Initiative Award                                                                  2018

One of two trainees under the supervision of Principle Investigator Dr. Sheila Mody who applied for and were awarded a $15,000 grant from the Howell Foundation to investigate barriers to refugee women’s health and to design evidence-based resources to improve refugee women’s healthcare experiences through collaborative community research.

Emerging Scholar in Family Planning                                                                                                           2018

Awarded a $7,500 grant to conduct qualitative research on resettled refugee reproductive health in San Diego County in June, 2018.

Critical Language Scholar, U.S. Dept. of State                                                                                              2017

Received a full scholarship and stipend from the U.S. State Department for summer Hindi study in Jaipur, India.

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Project Grant                                                                                         2012

Received a grant of $4000 from Pomona College to travel to India for the summer and carry out independent research on maternal health in Tamil Nadu.

Critical Language Scholar, U.S. Dept. of State                                                                                              2010

Received a full scholarship and stipend from the U.S. State Department for summer Arabic study in Amman, Jordan.