• National Writers Union UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO
  • Education Writers Association
  • Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Freelancers Union
  • Greater Lansing Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


  • Michigan NOCIRC: “Who Owns Benny?” honorable mention, essay category, 2004
  • Rhetoric Society of America: Latino Rhetoric Workshop, competitive entry, 2013
  • MSU Office of Inclusion: Chávez Community Service Award (w/Adelante Forward magazine), 2015
  • Educational Writers Association: 68th Annual Seminar full travel scholarship, 2015

Volunteer Work (past and present):Sister Cities_Logo2_150

  • Commissioner (appointed), Lansing Sister Cities Commission, Guadalajara sub-committee
  • Publicity Chair, Lansing Sister Cities Commission
  • Campaign to Bring Chávez to Lansing Theatres
  • Meals on Wheels (Eaton County, MI)
  • ACTION Lansing (immigrants’ rights)
  • SERO Project (HIV advocacy)
  • Publicity Chair, Cristo Rey Church Fiesta
  • Publicity for Lansing for César E. Chávez dinner/fundraiser
  • Organizer, Waverly Middle School contingent to GVSU Latino Youth Conference
  • Waverly Community Schools Human Growth & Development parent representative
  • Waverly Community Schools Marketing Committee
  • Waverly Community Schools PTO
  • Latino Media Summit committee member, Michigan State University’s Samora Research Institute
  • Judge, Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame (present)
  • Waverly Education Foundation, volunteer (present)