Carla Millares-Forno

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Carla Millares-Forno

4-H Assistant Coordinator

Education

B.S. Environmental Sciences and Development, Zamorano University, Honduras
M.S. Agricultural Education, Texas Tech University
Ph.D. Agricultural Communications and Education, Texas Tech University

Programs

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Clark County (Las Vegas) 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in the Las Vegas area.

Courses

Graduate Teaching Assistant 2016 - 2019 - Texas Tech University

  • Leadership in International Development of Agriculture - Principal Instructor AGLS 3310 – Junior-Level Course Spring 2019
  • Agricultural Leadership Principles - Principal Instructor AGLS 1300 – Freshman-Level Course Fall 2017/Fall 2018
  • Theories of Change (Online) - Co-Instructor AGLS 3302 – Junior-Level Course Summer 2018
  • Ag Leadership Principles (Online) - Co-Instructor AGLS 1300 – Freshman-Level Course Summer 2018
  • Interrelationships of Agricultural Agency Information Systems - Teaching Assistant AGED 3330 – Junior-Level Course Summer 2018
  • Ethics in Agricultural Sciences - Teaching Assistant AGED 4001 – Senior-Level Course Spring 2018
  • Team Leadership Development - Teaching Assistant AGLS 3314 – Junior-Level Course Spring 2017

Invited Presentations 

  • Introduction to Agricultural Education (AGED 2300) 2016-2018. Title: Bolivia
  • Agriculture and Society (AGED 2304) 2016-2019. Title: Bolivia
  • Agriculture and Society 2017/2018 (AGED 2304). Title: What is your perception of agriculture?
  • Special Problems International Agricultural Development. 2016. Title: Fabretto and 4-S

Publications 

Publications

  • Boren Alpízar, A. E., & Millares Forno, C. A. (in press). Youth development in northern Nicaragua: An empowerment perspective. In P.R. Lachapelle, I. Gutierrez-Montes, & C.B. Flora, Community capacity and resilience in Latin America. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
  • Millares Forno, C.A., Boren Alpízar, A.E, & Brashears, T. (In press). What Courses Do I Need to Teach in Order to address Food Insecurity in Sub Saharan Africa? A Delphi Study. Journal of International Agricultural & Extension Education.
  • Millares Forno, C.A., Brashears, T., Boren Alpízar, A.E., Baker, M., & Carpio, C. (2018). Critical action inquiry for the establishment of a global food security graduate certificate in Latin America and the Caribbean at Texas Tech University: A Delphi study. Journal of International Agricultural & Extension Education, 25(3), 66-80.
  • Millares Forno, C. A. & Boren, A. E. (2017). Creating community capacity through youth empowerment: A case study of rural Nicaragua. Journal of Youth Development, 12(2), 61.

Conference & Poster Presentations

  • Lamiño Jaramillo, P., Boren Alpízar, A.E. & Millares Forno, C.A. (2020). Pull factors for agriculturally educated rural youth: A study of migration intentions in Rumiñahui, Ecuador. Paper presentation submitted for the annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. (Under Review)
  • Lamiño Jaramillo, P., Millares Forno, C.A., & Boren Alpízar, A.E. (2020). Going green: A comparison of the environmental attitudes and behaviors of undergraduate students in Texas, Louisiana, and Honduras. Paper presentation submitted for the annual conference of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. (Under Review)
  • Millares-Forno, C. A., Boren-Alpizar A.E., Burris, S., Doerfert, D., & Lan, W. (2020). Student expectations of instructor effectiveness based on the characteristics of the instructors and students Paper presentation submitted for the annual conference of the American Education Research Association. (Under Review)
  • Millares-Forno, C. A., Irlbeck, E., Landaverde, R., & Boren-Alpizar, A. E (2019, May). An urban view of agriculture. Trinidad and Tobago. Poster presentation at the American Association for Agricultural Education.
  • Boren-Alpizar, A. E., Landaverde, R., & Millares-Forno, C. A. (2019, April). Explaining the brain drain: Intentions of youth migration in Chalatenango, El Salvador. Trinidad and Tobago. Paper presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Millares-Forno, C. A., Gikunda, R., Oyugi, M., & Boren-Alpizar, A. E (2019, April). Strategies to alleviate food insecurity in Kenya: A Delphi study. Trinidad and Tobago. Paper presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Millares-Forno, C. A., Irlbeck, E., Landaverde, R., Lu, P., & Boren-Alpizar, A. E (2019, April). An international urban view of agriculture. Trinidad and Tobago. Poster presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Millares-Forno, C. A., Diaz, F., & Boren-Alpizar, A. E (2019, April). Technology adoption in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Trinidad and Tobago. Poster presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Millares Forno, C., Boren Alpizar, A. E., Gilliam, K., Burris, S., & Fraze, S. (2018, April). Professional development needs and satisfaction of Nicaraguan agricultural educators. Port Au Prince, Haiti. Paper presentation at the Conference on Innovation in Agricultural Education.
  • Millares Forno, C., Jaramillo, P., & Boren Alpizar, A. E. (2018, April). Environmental perception of university students: A comparison between students at Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and at Zamorano. Merida, Mexico. Paper presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. Outstanding Research Paper
  • Williams, C., Millares Forno, C., & Boren Alpizar, A. E. (2018, April). Africa’s preparedness for integrating experiential learning into school-based agriculture education programs. Merida, Mexico. Paper presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Millares Forno, C., Boren A., & Brashears. (2017, April). What courses do I need to teach in order to address food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Delphi study. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Millares Forno, C., Brashears, T., Baker, M., Boren, A., & Carpio, C. (2017, April). Creating a food security graduate certificate for Latin America and the Caribbean: A critical action research. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paper presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Gilliam, K. C., Boren, A., & Millares, C. (2017, May). Professional development needs of Nicaraguan agricultural educators. San Luis Obispo, California. Research poster submitted for presentation at the National meeting of the American Association of Agricultural Education.
  • Millares, C. & Boren, A. (2016, April). Interests, ideas, and income: Reflections of 4-S children in rural Nicaragua. Portland, Oregon. Paper presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. Second Runner-Up Paper Presentation.
  • Millares, C. & Boren, A. (2016, April). Developing skills for life: A historical view of the essence of early 4-S clubs in rural communities in Nicaragua. Portland, Oregon. Poster presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education.
  • Morales, S., Millares, C., Brenes, B., & Brashears, T. (2016, February). Engaging Participation in the Communication Era. San Antonio, TX. Poster presentation at the Southern Region Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education. Distinguished Innovative Idea Poster Presentation.
  • Millares-Forno, C. A., Brashears, M.M., Sanchez, M. & Brashears, M.T. (2015, April). Determining Content for a Distance-Delivered Graduate Certificate in Global Food Security: A Delphi Study. Wageningen, Netherlands. Poster presentation at the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education. First Runner-Up Poster Award
  • Millares Forno, C. A., & Brashears, T. (2013). The impact of farmers’ knowledge on environmental decisions and income. Lubbock, TX. Poster presentation at the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Doctoral Student, Agricultural Education and Communications. Texas Tech University. 2019
  • Silver Service Award, Student Government Association, Texas Tech University. 2019
  • Maxine Fry McCullough Award, Student Government Association, Texas Tech University. 2019.
  • Teaching and Career Enhancement (TEACH) Fellow, Texas Tech University 2018-2019
  • J.T. and Margaret Talkington Graduate Fellowship, Texas Tech University 2016/2019
  • TTU Vietnam Study Abroad Scholarship, Texas Tech University 2016
  • Lee Roy Herron Scholarship, Texas Tech University 2016
  • S.L. and Mildred Garrison Graduate Endowed Fellowship, Texas Tech University 2014/16
  • Certificate of Excellence, Zamorano University 2012/2013
  • Academic performance recognition, Zamorano University 2010-2013
  • Scholarship sponsored by Zamorano, Zamorano University 2010-2013

Service

Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education

  • Student Representative 2018- 2019
  • Student Member 2015-2019
  • Timekeeper and Session Moderator 2016-2018

Texas Tech University

  • Student Government Association TTU 2018- 2019
  • Graduate Committee Chair 2018- 2019
  • Sustainability Committee Chair 2018- 2019
  • Graduate Women Mentoring Initiative 2018-2019
  • Volunteer, YWCA 2018
  • Volunteer, Hope Festival 2018
  • Volunteer, Boys Scouts of America 2018
  • Volunteer, Food Bank 2017/2018

Zamorano Alumni Organization at Texas Tech University 2015-2019

  • President 2017/2018
  • Vice-President 2015-2017

Volunteer Spanish Instructor 2014/2018

Zamorano

  • Volunteer, Social Work at RSU Zamorano 2013

  • Vice-President, Student Council 2011-2012

  • President, Soil Management and Protection Club 2012

Professional Associations 

  • Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education 2014-Present
  • American Association for Agricultural Education 2015-Present
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 2015-Present
  • Honor Society of Agriculture Gamma Sigma Delta 2012-Present
  • Alpha Phi Omega 2018-2019
  • Texas Tech University Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society 2015-2016
  • Golden Key International Honour Society 2015