2013-2014. Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mentor-Irene Bloemraad, UC Berkeley.

2012. American Sociological Association Distinguished Research – Distinguished Article Award in the Area of Latino Sociology.


2012-2015. Principal Investigator: The California Endowment, Civic Engagement and the Healthy Development of California’s Youth Population, USC PERE,  $511,474.

2013-2014. Principal Investigator: Heising-Simons, Understanding the Effects of Widened Access Among Undocumented Young Adults, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, $40,000.

2013-2014. Principal Investigator: The California Endowment, Youth Organizing in the Hinterlands: An evaluation of ICUC’s work to promote positive health outcomes among youth in the Inland Empire, USC PERE, $20,000.