2020 Recognized as one of the top 100  influential Asian Americans in policy and politics in New York State by State and Local, a group of state and city news reporters, “2020 Power of Diversity: Asian 100

2016 Columbia University Outstanding Teaching Award (Honorable Mention), out of 770 recommendations, 5 were awarded and 8 received Honorable Mention.

2016 Role Model of the Year Award from Alumni of City College of New York

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2015 Distinguished Leadership Award from New York Chinatown Lions Club

2014 New York University Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award

2014 Women of Distinction Award from State Senator Daniel L. Squadron

2014 Agent of Change Award from Asian Americans for Equality

2013  Making the Difference Award from Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

2012 Commendation from Comptroller John C. Liu

Screenshot 2015-02-07 19.51.522010 American Dreamer Award for Ambassadorship from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

2010 Women’s History Month Award from NYS Senator Eric Adams and Team Adams

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2010 Citation by Marty Markowitz, President of the Borough of Brooklyn

2009 The Standing Up for Justice Award from MinKwon Center for Community Action

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2009 Extraordinary Woman Award of  Distinction from Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes Office

2009 Pioneer Spirit Award from Asian Americans for Equality

2007 Unsung Hero Award from OCA National

2005 New York City High School Graphic Communication Arts Certificate of Appreciation-Dr. King Peace Symposia on Equality and Justice

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2004 New York University College of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award

2004 New York University Academic Achievement Program Golden Rose Certificate of Recognition

2004 New York University Minority Pre-Law Association Certificate of Recognition

1998 Con Edison “Brooklyn Woman of Essence” Award

1992 Southern Regional Council Minority Voting Rights Fellow

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