AWARDS, OUTREACH, MENTORING, AND MORE!

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RECIPIENT OF PETER AND PAMELA TSAO AWARD

January, 9 2020

Awarded annually to a graduate student for exceptional research on soil-born pathogens.

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RECIPIENT OF UC PRESIDENT'S DISSERTATION YEAR FELLOWSHIP

April 30, 2019

1 of 3 graduate students selected out of a pool of applicants from all 42 graduate departments at UCR. This prestigious fellowship provides 3 quarters of funding, a small research grant, and supports travel to give a seminar presentation at another University.

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EDMOND C. CALAVAN AWARD RECIPIENT

April 4, 2019

Received prestigious award in recognition of excellence in research and creative, forward thinking in the field of plant pathology.

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HELPED ORGANIZE THE FIRST PLANT PATHOLOGY DAY!

September 14, 2018

Brought 100 high school students to the UCR campus for an interactive day about plant pathology and science as a career.

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PLANT PATHOLOGY OUTREACH COMMITTEE RECEIVES APS OUTREACH GRANT

February 12, 2018

I helped our Plant Pathology student run outreach committee win a grant to increase our outreach program

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TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD

May 20, 2017

Awarded by UCR graduate division.

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GRAPE MICROBIOME ILLUMINA VIDEO

January 9, 2017

An additional project in the Roper Lab that I was able to make contributions to. The approach described in the video is similar to the approach we are using in Citrus trees to potentially combat Huanglongbing disease.

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PLANT DISCOVERY DAY

May 5, 2016

Organized a station to teach 5th graders about plant microbes.

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RECIPIENT OF A NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

March 29, 2016

Received NSF support to research plant microbiomes and work on bridging gaps between policy markers and researchers.

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CITY OF RIVERSIDE - COLLEGE FORUM

September 2014-2016

Served a 2-year term on a city committee with a mission to connect the city to the four major colleges in the area and help policy markers understand the needs and wants of undergraduate and graduate students.