10. Honorable mention for the poster presented at the 6th International Biogeography Society Meeting, Miami, Jan. 9–13, 2013. Poster presented: Challenges in predicting species distributions under climate change: the case of the frailejones in the tropical Andes.
9. American Society of Plant Taxonomists’ George R. Cooley Award for the best contributed paper in Plant Systematics presented by an early-career botanist: Geography shapes the phylogeny of frailejones (Espeletiinae Cuatrec., Asteraceae): a remarkable example of recent rapid radiation in sky islands. Awarded by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, at Botany 2012: The Next Generation Congress, Columbus, Ohio, July 7–11, 2012: http://www.botany.org/awards_grants/detail/cooley.php
8. Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, May 19th, 2012.
7. First place for the Oral Presentation in the Biological Section, 18 Annual Symposium of Graduate Student research, Saint Louis University, Apr. 27, 2012. Paper presented: Predictions of effects of climate change on the distribution of frailejones (Espeletiinae, Asteraceae) in the tropical Andes.
6. Best graduate oral presentation at the VI Colombian Congress of Botany, Aug. 11th–15, 2011.
5. First place for the Oral Presentation in the Biological Section, 17 Annual Symposium of Graduate Student research, Saint Louis University, Apr. 15, 2011. Paper presented: Interactive digital key for the frailejones (Espeletiinae Cuatrec., Asteraceae) of the South American páramos.
4. Third place for the Poster in the Biological Section, 14th Annual Symposium of Graduate Student research, Saint Louis University, Apr. 18, 2008. Poster presented: Climate change and predicted geographic distribution of frailejones species (subtribe Espeletiinae, Asteraceae) in the northern Andes.
3. Best Poster of the Section of Ecology at the Plant Biology and Botany 2007 Joint Congress, Chicago Jul. 7–11, 2007. Poster presented: Testing the conservatism of the ecological niche of the Espeletia complex.
2. Magna cum Laude Thesis of the BS in Biology: Composition and Structure of the Chicaque Natural Park’s Vegetation. 1999. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
1. Best student of the 1999 promotion of undergraduates of the School of Science (GPA: 4.0/4.0). Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
10. 2011 International Botanical Congress Travel Award, awarded by NSF and the American Society of Plant Taxonomists ($2,000; 07/23/11–07/30/11)
9. American Society of Plant Taxonomists Travel Award for Botany 2011, Saint Louis, Missouri ($335; 07/09/11–07/13/11)
8. American Society of Plant Taxonomists Travel Award for Botany 2010, Providence, Rhode Island ($335; 07/31/10–08/04/10)
7. Triarch “Botanical Images” Student Travel Award (first place) Fund to assist to the 2009 Joint Botany Congress-Snowbird ($500; 07/25/09–07/29/09)
6. Molecular and Organismic Research in Plant History-MORPH Fund to assist to the 2009 MORPH Minicourse “Homology: Conceptual and Historical Integration from the Morphological to the Molecular (Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado) ($1500; 01/16/09–01/18/09)
5. Conant “Botanical Images” Student Travel Award (third place) Fund for 2008 BSA Botany Congress-Vancouver ($150; 07/26/08–07/30/08)
4. Molecular and Organismic Research in Plant History-MORPH Fund for 2007 BSA Botany Congress-Chicago ($250; 07/07/07–07/11/07)
3. Improving a Second Language Program, Colombia-United Kingdom (Cambridge), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana ($8,000; 09/01/05–11/30/05)
2. Travel Award to attend the XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna (Austria), awarded by SAPS and PUJ ($2,000; 07/17/05–07/23/05)
1. Travel Award for the Third International Congress of Ethnobotany (Naples-Italy), Banco de la República de Colombia ($2,000; 09/22/01–09/30/01)