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Professional Achievements

  • International City/County Management Association Early Career Leadership Award, 2023

  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), International Economic Development Council, 2022

  • Graduate of University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (OUEDI), 2022

  • International Economic Development Council's Gold Award for Innovation in Economic Development Week 2020

  • Texas Economic Development Council's Measured Objectives Award for Economic Excellence

  • Featured in Business View Magazine for best practices in American towns and cities

  • Guest speaker for ESRI/GIS WebTech Learning Lab on "Driving Recovery Using Location Intelligence"

  • Guest speaker for the Chamber's Leadership CORE on government

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

  • Employee of the Quarter Jan - Mar 2017

  • Alamo Young Government Leaders Public Servant of the Year Finalist, 2018

  • Basic Economic Development Course graduate, 2016. 


Academic Achievements

  • 2014 H-E-B Graduate Student International Peace Award by the UIW H-E-B School of Business (2014). Awarded to one Graduate student who is believed to make a contribution to improving relations between the international community and the U.S

  • Asian Studies Award for UIW Ambassador for Asian Culture by the UIW College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences (2014). Awarded to the student who, though not an Asian Studies minor, has dedicated his/her time to spreading awareness of Asian culture on and off campus.

  • Member of the University of the Incarnate Word Honors Program (2009 – 2013)

  • Dean’s List (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

  • Star of Tomorrow Award by the UIW College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (2011)

  • Delta Mu Delta: top 20% of university students International Business Honors Society

  • Alpha Chi: top 10% of university students honors society

  • Alpha Lambda Delta: First Year students honors society

  • Member of Business Club (2011-2014)

  • President of UIW Asian Culture Club (2013-2014)


Japanese Language Achievements

  • Certified level “N3” for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test for intermediate Japanese (2012)

  • Recipient of a scholarship from the Japan Student Services Organization, bestowed by Kumamoto Gakuen University while studying abroad in Kumamoto, Japan (2011)

  • Outstanding Japanese Speaker Award by the UIW Faculty of Modern Languages (2011)

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