Awards and Honors


North American Nature Photography Association Summit College Scholar

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McGill Biology Doctoral Award (Molson and Hilton Hart Fellowship in Science)

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)-McGill-Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) Fellowship

McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship

Bridging the Americas Marine Conservation Fellowship

Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) – Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability (BESS) Award


American Fisheries Society Equal Opportunities Section Travel Award

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS) Intensive Course Award

Gluesing Outstanding Graduate Student Award

U.S. Aquaculture Society Best Student Presentation

2013 John E. Skinner Memorial Award, American Fisheries Society

Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Travel Award

Mississippi State University Women’s Club Scholarship for Female Graduate Students

Honors College National Scholarship

Presidential Study Abroad Scholarship

AFS Award of Excellence Study Abroad Scholarship

Supplement USA Award


Honor Societies

Xi Sigma Pi, Alpha Theta Chapter

Mortar Board — Sphinx Chapter National Honor Society

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Phi Beta Delta, Alpha Alpha Chapter



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