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  • NPCA People's Choice Award

  • GMU College of Science Distinguished Alumni Award

  • The Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers, graduate research award

  • Francis D. Heliotis Research Award (GMU)

  • The Max and Vera Britton Environmental Science Award, Washington DC

  • MyCOE/SERVIR Biodiversity Initiative Award

  • ​Outstanding Senior Award, Texas A&M, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences

  • Student Conservation Association (SCA); CCDP (Conservation Career Development) Fellow.

  • The African Wildlife Foundation, research grant

  • American Association of Geographers, SERVIR award

  • The Smithsonian Latino Center, research grant (Kenya program)

  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, research grant

  • The Nature Conservancy, research grant

  • The World Wildlife Fund, research grant

  • The National Geographic Society, research grant

  • Blue Moon Fund, research grant

  • West Wind Foundation, research grant

  • Overbrook Foundation, research grant

  • The Winslow Foundation, research grant

  • US Department of State, exhibit support

  • W. Alton Jones Foundation, research grant

  • Private gift donations, research

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