Certified in Spanish-to-English and Portuguese-to-English Translation, American Translators Association (ATA)

Member, Society for International Development, Washington Chapter (SID-W)

Certificate in Translation, Spanish to English, New York University

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Portuguese, University of Illinois

Master of Public and International Affairs, International Development, University of Pittsburgh

Master of Arts, Political Science, University of Illinois

Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies, University of Oklahoma

Former Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), US State Department

Phi Beta Kappa

National Merit Scholar