Aug 2010 - Present


University of California Davis

Honors and Distinctions


Aug 2004 - Aug 2009


Honors and Distinctions

  • Selected participant of Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy hosted by University of California Davis Center for Entrepreneurship (July 2008)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and College (March 2008)
  • 1st place Lieutenant Governor’s Award. This award goes to the business plan that best integrates clean renewable business practices in Nevada (April 2007)
  • 2nd place Donald W. Reynolds’s Governor’s Cup, Nevada’s only statewide business plan competition (April 2007)
  • 3rd place in the University of Nevada Reno Institute of Innovation and Informatics business plan competition (combined graduate and undergraduate participants) (Dec 2006)
  • Dean's List - College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources (Aug 2004, May 2008)


  • McNair Scholar Participant in a post baccalaureate achievement program designed to enhance research and other scholarly activities. Participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. (October 2007 to May 2009)
  • Medical Research Student Interest Group (MRSIG) Active member of MRSIG, a diverse group interested in fields of medicine and research. (May 2007 to January 2009)
  • Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Active member in the campus organization that recognizes academic excellence and provides members with a forum for leadership, community service and valuable insight into career development. (May 2007 to January 2009)
  • Alpha Zeta (AZ) Acted as treasurer while a member of Alpha Zeta (2006-2007). Active member of the honorary and professional academic fraternity with educational and career roots in agriculture. As part of our community outreach, we packaged food for local families in need at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. (May 2005 to January 2009)

Nevada Governors Cup