Distinguished Active Learning Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Active Learning Initiative, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, 2018–2019 ($1,000) Fellows in this program receive training and practice in research-based teaching strategies to improve student learning, participate in an education discussion group, and work with a team of other Cornell graduate students and experts at the Center for Teaching Innovation to develop TA training materials and resources.
SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award,American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning, 2018 ($600) The purpose of this award is to prepare a new generation of scholars and leaders in teaching sociology by providing funds to support participation in the American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference Workshop.
Student Forum Travel Award, American Sociological Association, 2018 ($250) These awards are made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist undergraduate and graduate students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting.
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Cornell Population Center, 2018 ($500) These travel grants are awarded to graduate student affiliates of the Cornell Population Center to present at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting.
Buttrick-Crippen Fellowship, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University, 2017–2018 ($26,000) This fellowship is one of two awarded across Cornell disciplines to support graduate students in designing and teaching a proposed First-Year Writing Seminar of their own design. The Knight Institute has a reputation of creating the premier writing program in the country, being the first to implement the idea of teaching writing across the disciplines. Fellows are given a year of support during which they can devote themselves to the study and practice of teaching composition within and beyond the context of their own field. In addition to spending time on course design and exploring instructional strategies for teaching sociology and writing, I used this opportunity to research effective classroom-based strategies for active learning.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, 2017–2018 ($500) A small cohort of graduate instructors is selected to receive training and support for implementing classroom research projects on teaching effectiveness. My project investigates how students perceive and respond to learning objectives and writing prompts in the college classroom.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Leader Fellowship, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, 2017–2018 ($1,000) This year-long fellowship is awarded to advanced graduate students to support their efforts organizing and implementing programs on pedagogy that serve the graduate community at Cornell. Through training and mentoring peers who want to improve their teaching, this fellowship provides the opportunity to teach and communicate in less formal settings.
Conference Travel Grant, Cornell Graduate School, 2017 ($235) This grant was awarded for travel to present at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellowship, Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation, 2016–2017 ($1,000) In recognition of my commitment to teaching excellence, I was selected as a Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow by the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation. This fellowship is designed to enhance graduate students’ teaching, leadership, and mentoring skills through their work developing and implementing of programs that foster teaching excellence at Cornell. During my time as a CTI Fellow, I acted as a mentor for graduate TAs at Cornell by leading workshops, discussions, and trainings on teaching methods, while further developing my knowledge of the scholarship of teaching and learning through coursework, seminars, and conferences.
Russell Sage Doctoral Fellowship, Cornell University, 2014 ($48,000) This two-year fellowship is awarded to support doctoral studies and research at Cornell. By funding the first and last years of the PhD program, this fellowship allows students to focus on their initial year of study and final year of dissertation work. Approximately 20 percent of doctoral students at Cornell receive this funding.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, The Fulbright Program, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2012–2013 ($20,000) This year-long fellowship is one of three Fulbright grants awarded to teach at the college-level and serve as a cultural ambassador and public diplomat in Montenegro. The Fulbright Program was established to promote international exchange established to increase mutual understanding the U.S. and other countries through international exchange. In addition to my instruction of six classes at the University of Donja Gorica, as a Fulbright Fellow I worked with the U.S. Embassy and nonprofit organizations to plan events with the purpose of educating and mobilizing the Montenegrin community on a variety of issues. My proudest achievement was organizing and directing the country's premier production of The Vagina Monologues. Working with a talented group of local women to address issues of gender and sexuality within their own community and in their own language allowed us to engage in a meaningful discussion with the greater public. This project culminated in three sold-out performances which raised over €1,000 in donations for the local women's shelter. After my departure, this work evolved into a sustainable project with media coverage, a national tour, and subsequent annual performances and fundraisers.
Nobel Peace Prize Forum Scholarship, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, 2011 ($6,000) This summer scholarship is one of ten awarded to U.S. students in partnership with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, through the only such program or academic affiliation outside of Norway. This seven-week academic program is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the central issues and theories regarding conflict, war, and peace. During my time as a Peace Scholar, I studied at the University of Oslo and participated in dialogue sessions with students from the Balkans at the renowned Nansen Dialogue Center. In order to further develop my knowledge of international peacemaking, I also visited a number of government offices and NGOs that conduct research on peace and conflict across the world.