2018 Region 9 (Pacific) Excellence in Advising Award, NACADA (The National Academic Advising Association).
2018 Faculty Travel Grant, San Francisco State University.
2018 California Collaborative Advising & Counseling Conference Scholarship.
Lecturer Travel Grant, English Department, San Francisco State University, 2016.
X.J. Kennedy Award for Nonfiction, Rosebud, 2015.
Distingushed Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, San Francisco State University, 2015.
Spanish Ministry of Culture Award, 2013.
Solas Culture and Ideas Award, Travelers’ Tales, 2010.
The Roots of Desire selected for the Women’s Leadership Institute Literary Salon, Mills College, 2009.
Prix Poésie de Paris Ouest, France, 2006, 2007, 2008.
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching Technology Award, San Francisco State University, 2004.
Summer Technology Institute Award, Instructional Technologies Department,
College of Education, San Francisco State University, 2003.
Say the Word National Poetry Competition Prize, Washington, D.C., 2002.
Grant to Integrate Technology into the Classroom, Instructional Technologies
Department, College of Education, San Francisco State University, 2002.
Faculty Course Development Grant, University of San Francisco, 2001.
Valedictory Speaker at Commencement, Mills College, 2000.
Ardella Mills Critical Essay Award, Mills College, 2000 and 1999.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, 1999.
Writers On Site Residency, Oakland Museum of California and Oakland Public Library,1999.
Mills Alumnae Scholarship, San Francisco, 1999.
Villa Montalvo Poetry Competition Award, California, 1998.
PEN Writers Fund Grant, PEN International, New York, 1997.
Prix Poésie de Paris Ouest, Paris, France, 1997
Prix Poésie de Paris Ouest, Paris, France, 1996.