Women’s and Diversity Grant Project, USD $11,000 for one year, “Building Gender Parity in Agricultural Leadership Roles through Tailored Professional Development”. Taylor, K., Córdova, S.C., Poffenbarger, H., Aller, D., Puntel, L., Heaton, E. Funding: Department of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


Renovate indoor green areas Project, USD $600 Coordination with the Agronomy Graduate Student Club. Funding: Department of Agronomy faculty, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Academic Service & Leadership (as of 2021)


Elected Vice-leader and Leader Bioenergy Systems Community, American Association of Agriculture (ASA).

Academic Collaborator – Department of Agronomy, Central del Ecuador University.



Co-Organizer and Moderator – Symposium Bringing Back the Momentum of Bioenergy Production in the US: Assessment of the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. Invited speakers: Dr. Tom Richard (PSU), Dr. Madhu Khanna (U. of Illinois), Dr. Kevin Kephart (USDA-NIFA). ASA-SSA-CSSA International Annual Meetings, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov 7-10, 2021

​Moderator – Breakout session: Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Fields.  LTER All Scientist Meeting. Hickory Corners, MI. Sep 23, 2021.

Co-Organizer and Moderator – Breakout session: LTAR-NEON integrating efforts on soil carbon stability and trajectories. LTAR All Scientist Meeting. Virtual. Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2021.

Memberships in Professional Organizations
  • Latinas in Earth and Planetary Sciences (GeoLatinas)   2019-present 

  • 500Women Scientists                                             2019-present

  • American Geophysicist Union (AGU)                           2019-present

  • Ecuadorian female scientist network                         2019-present

  • Ecuadorian Soil Science Society                                2018-present

  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society                           2015-present

  • American Society of Agronomy (ASA)                         2013-present

  • Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)                       2013-present

  • Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)                      2013-present