Honors

  • SPOT Award for exceptional performance, Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2020)
  • High Impact Award, for exceptional performance and contributions leading to approved new child marriage learning strategy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2020)
  • SPOT Award for exceptional performance, Family Planning & Policy, Advocacy, and Communications for Melinda, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2019)
  • Gates Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2018-2020)
  • Ruth L. Kirchstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F-31 diversity), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, Principal Investigator (1F31HD090939-01A1) (2017-2019)
  • World Bank Africa Fellowship (2018, declined to accept Gates Fellowship)
  • Edie Moore Student Travel Fellowship, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (2018)
  • Community Narrative Portraits, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (anonymously nominated and selected) (2018)
  • Barry R. and Irene Tilenius Bloom Fellowship (2016 – 2017)
  • Pfizer and Boston Delta Foundation STEM Scholarship (2016)
  • Clarence James and Sarah Bradley Gamble Endowment Scholarship (2016)
  • Women and Public Policy Program Summer Internship Fellowship (2016)
  • Committee on African Studies Summer Grant (2016)
  • Michael von Clemm Traveling Fellowship Fund (2016, 2010)
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Derek Bok Center (2015)
  • Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace (2014)
  • National Institutes of Health IMSD Training Grant (2013 – 2015)
  • Dillon Family Fellowship in Population and International Health (2013 – 2014)
  • British Council Global Changemaker (2012)
  • Global Health Corps Fellow (2011 – 2012)
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau  (Department of Health and Human Services)/HSPH Training Grant (MC00001) Award Recipient (2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Outstanding MSU Senior for African Studies (2009)
  • David Wiley Africa Education Award  (2009)
  • USA Today All-USA College Academic Third Team (2009)
  • Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize for Outstanding Senior (2009)
  • Mary Anderson Award for Best Paper on Gender in Global Perspective (2009)
  • Rhodes Scholarship Finalist (2009)
  • Fulbright Fellowship Recipient (2009, declined to pursue graduate studies)
  • Bradbury Lynch Scholarship for Foreign Language Excellence (2008 – 2009)
  • MSU Homecoming Court  (2008 – 2009)
  • Cole Foundation Award for Academic Excellence  (2008 – 2009)
  • Ronald E. McNair/Summer Research Opportunities Program Research Fellow (2008)
  • Lansing Area Nigerian Professionals Academic Achievement and Community Service Award  (2008)
  • MSU Distinguished Freshman Achievement Award for Full Tuition  (2005 – 2009)