Nominated for 3 national News & Documentary Emmys 
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) 1st place Individual Multimedia Portfolio 
NPPA 1st place Feature story for "A night bearing witness to violence in El Salvador"
NPPA 1st place Multimedia portfolio team
Hillman Prize, Web Journalism for “From migrants to refugees: the plight of Central Americans”
PDN Photo Annual multimedia double winner
NAHJ Ñ Photography award winner for photo essay on violence in El Salvador
Overseas Press Club, Finalist, “From migrants to refugees: the plight of Central Americans”
The Webby Awards honoree: news & politics series and animation categories
National Headliner Awards, 3rd place Online video for “Seeking asylum in Mexico”
World Press Photo long form multimedia awards screening panel
Featured in Tricky podcast: "Univision is a fucking mess"


Speaker at Latino Media Summit and MobileMe&You conference 
RFK Human Rights Journalism Award, new media category for “Vacation in no man’s sea”
PDN Photo Annual multimedia winner for "Crimes on cruise ships: impunity on the high seas"
Ortega & Gasset Journalism awards, multimedia, for “Vacation in no man’s sea”
NPPA Team winner
NAHJ Latino Issues - Photography Award for “Los XV de Rubí
Webbys finalist, News & politics series, “9 Latinos: diversity at the polls”
Emmy Awards - National News & Documentary. Finalist with four Univision films
Part of a Univision Digital team granted a Knight Foundation grant to create Immigration Lab
National Headliner Awards, winner in two categories
Atlanta Photojournalism contest, winner in several categories
Sunshine State Awards, multiple categories
New York Press Club Awards winner “Orlando gets its pulse back”
French American Immigration awards, finalist
World Press Photo long form multimedia awards screening panel
Mentioned in this New York Times article: "Univision's sense of purpose: a newsroom and a lifeline"
Filmgate festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Indie Grits festival, Underground FilmFest, Euregion Film Festival, Cinesud, European cinematography awards.


World Press Photo long form multimedia awards screening panel
Atlanta Photojournalism winner in several categories
Eppy Award winner in two categories
NAEJ finalist “The last giant”
Glaad awards nominee Outstanding digital journalism “Orlando gets its pulse back”
Profiled in 'She Does Podcast': Focusing my energy


New York Times Lens portfolio review participant
Finalist, Joop Swart Masterclass / World Press Photo
Glaad awards Outstanding digital journalism
Gabriel García Márquez official selection


International Reporting Project Health and Development grantee in Brazil
Reporting on drug addiction and abortion with writer Sarika Bansal.

POYi’s First Place, News Multimedia Story for “Spanish bank scandal wipes out savings
(published in NYTimes.com on July, 8, 2013).

National Press Photographers Association Northern Short Course winner, Multimedia.


Emmy Award in the “New Approaches: arts, lifestyle, culture” category for the series “Life, Interrupted” (part of a New York Times team).

POYi’s Award of Excellence – Multimedia Photographer of the Year for a personal portfolio of four projects produced for The New York Times and TIME: “An Afghan Girl’s Quest for Education”, “A Guarded Optimism”, “Dishing New York” and “Liberia’s Open Wound”.

International Reporting Project fellow in Tanzania
Program based out of Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). Focusing on agriculture and food scarcity.

Winner of Best Documentary, 2013 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival for “An Afghan Girl’s Quest for Education”

U.N. Foundation Global Health Challenges Press Fellow in India
Reporting on polio eradication and health.

National Press Photographers Association Northern Short Course winner, various categories including Long Form Multimedia and Team Multimedia.

Ellos son el Mundo Photo Exhibit
Participant in a photo exhibit about global childhood in Madrid, Spain.


Best of Photojournalism, National Press Photographers Association, 1st place Sports Multimedia Story Award, “Damian’s Ride”

Panelist at CUNY’s Global Film Festival
“An Afghan Girl’s Quest for Education” screened at CUNY’s Global Film Festival, a film festival focusing on women’s rights. Panelist after the screenings.

2010 and prior

José Martí Journalism Award
Outstanding Health Section category, awarded for a health supplement I edited and wrote in 2008. The Jose Martí Journalism Awards award outstanding reporting in Spanish in the U.S.

La Caixa Foundation Scholarship
Niamogue Foundation Fellowship
Integrants fellowship