Awards & Fellowships

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Grants

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  • 2020, awarded Peter Buck Deep Time Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (USA) for 2 years of independently proposed postdoctoral research[1]  ($52,000)

 

  • 2017-2018, Recipient of Neuromechanics GAANN training grant, University of Chicago (U.S. Department of Education, PI and Director: Prof. Melina Hale)($14,000)

 

  • 2017, Women in Science Graduate Fellowship, funding for full-time one-year position and stipend as researcher at the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH, Chicago)($30,000)

 

  • 2016, Hinds Endowment Grant, “Morphological Disparity in Permian Synapsids and the Evolution of High Functional Diversity”, funding for research related travel to museums ($1,700)

Academic Honors

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  • Finalist for Romer Prize from Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Recognizes outstanding scientific contribution in Vertebrate Paleontology by a predoctoral student.

 

  • 2018, Richard Baumbach Award from the Paleontological Society, grant for support of museum-based research

 

  • 2018, Awarded grant from the Paleontological Society for support of local conferences, $1,000 used organizing Great Lakes Student Paleoconference 2018

 

  • 2015, Winner of Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize for best student poster, “A new cistecephalid dicynodont (Therapsid:Anomodontia) from the Zambezi Basin (Zambia) and its fossorial adaptations”, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Dallas

 

  • 2014, Graduated with Full College Honors from the University of Washington, the most advanced honors degree that can be awarded

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