2014      University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology African Diaspora program 
Dissertation: Grim Sleeper: Gender, Violence, and Reproductive Justice in Los Angeles
Committee Chair: Joao H. Costa Vargas. Members: Dylan Rodriguez, Simone Browne, Kamran Ali, and Christen Smith.

2008    M.A. Anthropology University of Texas, Austin 
Thesis: How Are We Going to Get Through It All: Black Women's Reproductive Justice Organizing and Community Healing

2005     University of California, Los Angeles 
B.A., Anthropology
B.A., Chicana and Chicano Studies


2013      University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Studies Professional Development Grant

2013      John Warfield Center for African And African Diaspora Studies Graduate Student Travel Award

2008     Humanities, Arts, Science, Technology & Advanced Collaboratory Scholar–University of Texas at Austin

2006     Zora Neal Hurston Travel Award - Association of Feminist Anthropologists

2006     Davis Putter Scholarship: Graduate Fellowship

2006     Ronald E. McNair Scholar Graduate Scholar: Continuing Scholar Fellowship

2005     Ronald E. McNair Scholar Undergraduate Research Scholar