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Awards & Affiliations
 

SELECTED AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

 

  • Awarded an Honorarium by Self Help Graphics & Art to create a New Visual Art Work for the Summer of 2020.

  • Awarded the CAP (Community Art Partnership Program at CalArts) Citizen Artist AmeriCorps (CAA) Fellow for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

  • Awarded the CAP (Community Art Partnership Program at CalArts) Citizen Artist AmeriCorps (CAA) Fellow for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

  • Invited to participate in the 24th San Diego Latino Film Festival as part of the Selection Committee for the 2017 Film Festival, 2016-2017

  • Invited to participate in the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Chicano Moratorium Project Input Group Session in the Historic Salazar Park, 2016

  • Awarded a full scholarship to participate in UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program’s Grad Prep Course, July through August 2015

  • Awarded a full-scholarship to participate in the California Institute of the Arts Teaching-Artist Summer Residency Program, May through July 2014

  • Public Speaker at the Equity and Diversity's PUBLIC SPEAKING Event on 'Social Justice’ as an Expression of Health and Happiness', April 2014

  • Public Speaker at the 'Equity and Diversity's PUBLIC SPEAKING Event on 'Community Engagement’ as an Expression of Health and Happiness', April 2014

  • Accepted and Scholar-shipped into UCLA’s AAP Alumni ‘Graduate Prep Course’, Summer 2014

  • Writing Practicum Teaching Assistant Panel Speaker at California Institute for the Arts, 2014

  • Head Coordinator for the Cal Arts “Filmmaker’s Book Club” 2013-2014

  • Recipient of California Institute of the Arts Scholarship for the School of Film/Video and the School of Critical Studies in 2013-2014

  • COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Commendation from the Supervisor of the Fifth District, Michael D. Antonovich, for recognition in being an Instructor of Hart Park Silent Filmmaking Workshop, 2013

  • COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Certificate of congratulations from the Board of Supervisors, Commendation, as Instructor f Hart Park Silent Filmmaking Workshop, 2012

  • Recipient of California Institute of the Arts Scholarship for the School of Film/Video and the School of Critical Studies in 2012-2013

  • Recipient of the California Institute of the Arts DAFCA Scholarship for 2012-2013

  • California Institute of the Arts COMMONS COUNCIL co-Founder and Member in 2012-2013

  • Invited participant in the People of Color Caucus for Swarthmore College’s Power Up! Convergence in February 2012

  • Invited participant in the Power Up! Convergence at Swarthmore College in February 2012

  • Student Member of the California Institute of the Arts ' Equity and Diversity Committee', 2012-2014

  • Recipient of California Institute of the Arts Scholarship for the School of Film/Video in 2011-2012

  • Co-Founder of MI GENTE’s Student Film Festival at CalArts, 2011-2012

  • Co-Founder of MI GENTE, a Latin-American, Latino/a, and Chicano/a Cross-disciplinary Student Organization at CalArts, 2011-2012

  • Landmark Wisdom Conference for Global Transformation Participant, 2011

  • UCLA Alumni Entertainment Network Event Round-Table Guest Speaker, 2011

  • Echo Park Film Center Open Screenings Guest Filmmaker, 2010, 2011

  • OTIS School of Art & Design Public Practice 621 Class: Case Studies in Contemporary Public Practices Guest Speaker, 2010

  • Invited to speak and participate in Los Angeles Conservancy’s 2010 Los Angeles Conversación in the Historic El Pueblo De Los Angeles, 2010

  • Latino California Radio Guest Speaker, 2010

  • McDougal Apartments of Downtown Guest Speaker, 2010

  • Stanford University’s Radical Cinema Collective Guest Speaker, 2010

  • Wyvernwood Gardens Apartment Complex Guest Speaker, 2009, 2013, 2014

  • CASA LIBRE-FREEDOM HOUSE Guest Speaker, 2009, 2010

  • Ghetto Grounds in Highland Park Guest Speaker, 2009

  • Francis Blend Special Education Center Guest Speaker, 2009

  • ANIMO Film & Theater Arts Charter High School Documentary Film Class Guest Speaker 2008, 2009

  • Los Angeles Conservancy Guest Speaker, 2008

  • Santa Monica Community College Film Cub Guest Speaker, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • PERFECT SHAPE Nutritional Center Guest Speaker, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Ion Scholarship Grant Recipient for UCLA’s School of Film and Television, 2005-2006

  • David Blanco Scholarship Grant Recipient for UCLA’s School of Film and Television from 2004-2006

  • UCLA Film School Documentary Film Guest Speaker, 2006 & 2007

  • UCLA Dean’s Honors List, Spring Quarter, 2005

  • UCLA Dean’s Honors List, Fall Quarter, 2003

  • UCLA College of Letters and Science VICE PROVOST RECOGNITION AWARD for Academic Achievement in AAP’s (Academic Advancement Program) Summer Program and Admission to the College Honors Program, 2002

  • Academic Advancement Program Scholar and Scholarship Grant Recipient for UCLA’s Freshman Summer Program, 2002

  • UCLA Student Housing Scholarship Grant Recipient for UCLA’s Residential Community of Student Life, 2002

 

 

SELECTED AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Los Angeles Filmforum Programming Committe. 2023 & 2024

  • Los Angeles Filmforum Board of Directors. 2023 & 2024

  • Conference for Global Transformation Workshop Presenter, 2024

  • Conference for Global Transformation Posterboard Presenter, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2024

  • Rudy Perez Workshops at the Westside School of Mallet, 2016-2018

  • Los Angeles Country Arts Ed Innovation Lab, 2017-2018

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2015–2016

  • Mi Gente CalArts Student Organization, 2011-2014

  • Conference for Global Transformation Poster board and Short Film Presenter, 2011

  • 90.7 KPFK Pacific Listener Program Advisory Committee Member, 2010–2011

  • President of UCLA Chicano and Latino Film and Television Association, 2005–2006

  • UCLA Chicano and Latino Film and Television Association, 2003-2006

  • Academic Advancement Program at UCLA, 2002-2006

  • Narrative and Documentary Film Mentor at Equal Opportunity Productions, UCLA, 2002-2004

  • UCLA Honor’s Program, 2002-2006

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