Professional Service

  • Philippine Nurses of America Foundation. Role: Group Presentation. Conducted Teen Congress. 01/29/2016 - 01/29/2016

Internal Service

  • Wellness Committee. Member, 07/01/2020 - present. College service.
  • Global Health Committee. Member, 07/01/2020 - present. College service.
  • Baccalaureate Admission and Advancement Committee. Member, 09/01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Commitee. Member, 08/17/2015 - 06/2017. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Veterans Administration Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP) Director, University of Utah College of Nursing. 05/03/2018 - 12/31/2021
  • Pacific-Islander Community. 06/15/2013 - present
  • Improving Health, Housing, Education, and Livelihood of the Poor in the Philippines (501c3) public foundation. 11/01/2012 - present

Honors & Awards

  • A Tribute to Outstanding MaScians Exemplary contribution to humanitarian endeavors in the Philippines-spearheaded building bathrooms and classrooms in public schools in the rural areas; supports feeding programs. ATOM Awardee for Social Development-Manila Science High School , 10/22/2023
  • Julita V. Sotejo Medallion of Honor Award Highest award recognizing nursing alumni who embody the ideals espoused by Julita V. Sotejo, UP-PGHSN founder & 1st dean, UP College of Nursing (Service to Country & Humanity). University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International , 08/26/2023
  • Excellence Award in Humanitarian Service. University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni Association International, Inc , 08/06/2022
  • Fellow. Academy of Health Science Educators, 01/29/2021
  • Honored for community service. University of the Philippines College of Nursing Alumna, 08/30/2019
  • Herman Hooten Travel Award to attend the AAMC Minority Faculty Development Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. Office of Health Equity & Inclusion , 06/27/2019
  • Dare to Care Award. University of Utah College of Nursing Honors for Nursing, 05/09/2019
  • Research Award. Gamma Rho Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, 10/2015
  • Honors for Nursing. University of Utah College of Nursing, 05/2012
  • George and Délores Eccles Fellowship. University of Utah, 08/2010
  • Circle of Benefactors. University of the Philippines, 12/2009
  • Outstanding Asian Business Award. Utah Asian Business Chamber of Commerce, 06/2006
  • Spirit of Heritage Award . Heritage School, 12/2002
  • Pi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society Lifetime Member. University of the Philippines, 04/1979
  • Ramon D. Bagatsing Scholarship. City of Manila, Philippines, 06/1973


  • Gamma Rho Chapter (Sigma Theta Tau), Member, 04/2011 - present
  • Chi Zeta Chapter, Chatham University (Sigma Theta Tau), Member, 09/2013 - 09/2014
  • Golden Key Honor Society (University of Utah), Member, 05/2012 - 05/2013

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