Awards, Grants, and Patents


  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund Grant, American Museum of Natural History. “Systematics of the Micrurus diastema species complex of coralsnakes” – $2,100 USD.


  • Young Explores Grant, National Geographic Society. “Natural history of the rattlesnake Crotalus lannomi” – $5,000 USD.


  • Phi Sigma Research Grant, University of Texas at Arlington. “Systematics of the snake genus Coniophanes”. – $750 USD.
  • William F. Pyburn Award for Herpetological Research. University of Texas at Arlington.


  • Chelonian Research Foundation - Linnaeus Fund Award. “Surveys to evaluate the conservation status of several Endemic Mexican Kinosternid turtles”. – $1,000 USD.


  • International Environmental Science Fair Istanbul, Turkey. Third Place.
  • Youth Ecology Award on Academic Merit. Colima, Mexico.
  • Expo ESI-AmLat, Environmental Sciences Category. Fortaleza do Ceará, Brazil.
  • First Place. • National Youth Award. Awarded by the President of Mexico, Vicente Fox-Quezada.


  • Intel International Science Fair. Natural Sciences. Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Participant.
  • State Ecology Award, Colima Mexico. Government of the State of Colima.
  • Youth Ecology Award on Conservation. Colima, Mexico.


  • National Mexican Youth Contest of Projects for Rural Development. First place.
  • National Mexican Youth Contest of Science and Technology. First Place, Natural Sciences Category.