Awards, Honors, & Funding

Honors & Awards

(2019)

Best Poster, Population Association of America (PAA) poster session: Population, Development, & the Environment; Data & Methods; Applied Demography’s poster competition: “Which Region of Kyrgyzstan is Most Vulnerable to Ethnic Conflict? Evidence from fieldwork”

Best Student Paper, American Association of Geographers (AAG) Eurasian Specialty Group's Student Paper Competition: “Mapping Azerbaijan's Vulnerability: Analysis of toxic hotspots and migration

2nd place American Association of Geographers (AAG) Cartography Specialty Group's Illustrated Paper Competition:“Azerbaijan's Regional Vulnerability: Analysis of pollutant and demographic data”

(2018)

Brown Fund Award, Universty of Minnesota’s Geography Department    

(2017)                                            

1st  place, American Association of Geographers (AAG) Cartography Specialty Group's Student Illustrated Paper Competition: “Soya Production within Uzbek-Kyrgyz Communities: Identifying the Inputs of Ethnic Conflict in the Field.”

Honorable Mention, American Association of Geographers (AAG) Eurasian Specialty Group's Student Paper Competition: “With Love, From Russia: The Art of 'Gifting'”

(2013)

National Engaged Leadership Award, National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS)  

(2010)                                    

Clay Batts Award: Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

(2003)

National Latin Examination - Cum Laude      

(2002)

National Latin Examination - Magnum Cum Laude

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

(2019)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Intermediate Farsi

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Advanced Azerbaijani

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Beginner Tajik (declined)

Title VIII Fellowship, Beginner Tajik; U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research (declined)

Title VIII Fellowship, Adv. Russian; U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research (declined)

(2018-2019)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Beginner Farsi    

(2017-2018)

Boren Fellowship, Azerbaijan

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Advanced Russian (declined)

(2017)

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Advanced Azerbaijani (declined)

Title VIII Fellowship, Advanced Russian; U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Intelligence & Research  

(2016-2017)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Advanced Russian

Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship

(2016)

Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Diversity Fellowship

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Advanced Turkish

NSF funded research project, “From 0 to 2” with Dr. Claudia Neuhauser. To develop an online platform for crowdsourcing innovation and foster the search for solutions to societal problems under societal, engineering, and scientific constraints.

Summer Language Institute Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh, Advanced Russian (declined)    

(2014-2015)

Fulbright, English Teaching Assistant (ETA), Baku, Azerbaijan    

(2012)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Intermediate Turkish

(2008-2009)

Laurence N. & Anella W. Scholarship

Dorthy Strong Scholarship      

(2007-2008)

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Scholarship      

(2006-2007)

Cargill Diversity Scholarship

Target Corporation Scholarship

Miss Teen of Minnesota, Scholarship & Recognition Program                                                                        

Research & Travel Grants

(2019)

North American Cartographic Info. Society Travel Grant (NACIS), Tacoma Washington, USA

University of Colorado Boulder's Institute of Behavorial Sciences (IBS), Travel Grant, Boulder, CO. USA

Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Travel Grant, Boulder, CO. USA

Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Travel Grant, Austin, TX. USA

(2018)

Council of Graduate Student Travel Grant (COGS), Stanford University & Washington DC

(2017)

Council of Graduate Student Travel Grant (COGS), Moscow & Siberia, Russia

Center for Austrian Studies (CAS) Travel Grant, Bonn, Germany UNFCC COP23

Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Travel Grant, Chicago, IL. USA

(2016)

College of Liberal Arts Travel Grant (CLA), Boston, MA. USA

Council of Graduate Student Travel Grant (COGS), Colorado Springs, CO. USA

North American Cartographic Info. Society Travel Grant (NACIS), Colorado Springs, CO. USA

Council of Graduate Student Travel Grant (COGS), Kazan, Russia

Community of Scholars Program Travel Grant (COSP), Kazan, Russia

(2008)

WiscAMP International Research Grant, Jordan