Honors & Awards

April 2023

Who’s Who in Cloud



January 2023

Women Leaders of Conversational AI, Class of 2023

Project Voice


June 2022

AWS Ambassador

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


February 2022

HackerRank All Star



December 2021

Guinness World Record for the largest code debugging / bug fixing competition

Guinness World Records


December 2021

Speaker of the Year

WomenTech Network


September 2021

AWS Partner Network (APN) Ambassador



December 2020

Community Outreach Guru of the Year

A Cloud Guru


December 2020

Mentor of the Year

WomenTech Network


July 2020

Voice of the Month

Women in Voice


June 2019

AWS Machine Learning Hero

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


May 2019

Alexa Developer Advisory Council Member



March 2019

Top Women in Restaurant Technology: Innovator Award

Hospitality Technology


October 2018

Walker's Legacy Power Award

Walker's Legacy


September 2018

"Pursue What's Next" Innovation Award



September 2018

Alexa Champion



July 2018

AWS "We Power Tech" Speakers Bureau Inductee

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


October 2017

Ada Lovelace Award (Software Engineering)



September 2017

"Speak Up" Alexa Challenge 2nd Place Winner

A Cloud Guru


July 2017

TED Spotlight Presentation Academy Winner

TED Talks & Logitech


May 2016

"Think Different" Innovation Award



December 2013

Distinguished Instructor Award

University of California, Irvine


July 1997

Keystone Award



April 1995

Top Secret (TS/SCI) Security Clearance

National Security Agency (NSA)