- 2003, M.S., Ohio State University, The
- 2003, O.D., Ohio State University, The
- 1998, B.S., University of California Los Angeles
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- Epsilon Psi Epsilon Michael Polasky Award, 2013
- Cornea and Contact Lens Section Travel Award, 2004
- James Bing Memorial Award, 2003
- ARVO/National Eye Institute Travel Fellowship Grant, 2002
- Beta Sigma Kappa Student Research Grant, 2001
- NIH- EY07151 T35 Student Training Grant,
- "The Effect of a Flight Simulator Background on Two-Dimensional Smooth Pursuit.." Presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2002, . (August 2002)
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