Sacramento Creative Economy Grant
Awarded by the Sacramento Office of Arts & Culture, November 2020.
Plaridel Awards 2020: Best International Reporting & Best Food Story
Best International Story for "Filipino Restaurateurs in Europe Grapple With the Pandemic." Best Food Story for "Little Manila in Tbilisi, Georgia: An OFW Escape." Awarded by the Philippine American Press Club, October 2020.
Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award: 1st Place & 3rd Place
1st place for "Migratory Species: The Filipina Fish Processors of the Faroes." 3rd place for "Dalagang Bukid: The Mountain Maiden of the Seas." Awarded by the Food Writers' Association of the Philippines, February 2020.
Migration Advocacy and Media Award: Best Blog on Migration
Awarded by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, Office of the President of the Philippines, December 2019.
Plaridel Awards 2019: Best Food Story
For "Matstofan: The Filipino Taste in Iceland." Awarded by the Philippine American Press Club, October 2019.
GoFundMe Gives Back
Awarded by the GoFundMe Team, October 2019.
Writer in Residence
Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland, September–October 2019.