Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Lupita Fabregas

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Assistant Director for Diversity & Expansion/4-H Youth Development Advisor
California State 4-H Office
2801 Second Street
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Davis, CA 95618-7774
530-750-1273
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Biography

Maria G. (Lupita) Fabregas Ph.D.

 

 

Dr. Fabregas is originally from Mexico. She is the Assistant Director for 4-H Diversity and Expansion in the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources since August 2015. She leads the largest 4-H diversity and inclusion program in the United States. Before working in California, she worked in Puebla, Mexico and at Oklahoma State University, as a liaison among Mexican and American education institutions and as Cooperative Extension Specialist in Multicultural and Community Development in Family and Consumer Sciences. She studied her undergraduate degree in Monterrey Tech in Agriculture Engineering and Animal Sciences, her master’s in Education from UPAEP and Doctoral Degree in Agricultural Education, at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Fabregas is responsible for the UC ANR 4-H Latino Initiative in the state of California. She has written more than 15 journal articles in topics related to program development, inclusion and intercultural competence. Dr. Fabregas is a national and international speaker in topics related to diversity and inclusion, Chair of the 4-H Council Latino Advisory Committee and founder of the Epsilon Sigma Phi, Latino Affinity Group, and other organizations that support the mission of the land-grant universities by ensuring, equity, inclusion and full participation of youth, families and communities in the benefits and leadership of Cooperative Extension. Her interests in research and professional development areas are, Program Development, Inclusion, Intercultural Competency and Diversity

 

 

Education

Ph.D. Agricultural Education, Oklahoma State University. 2009
ME Master in Education, Univresidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla. 2000
B.S. Agricultulre and Animal Science Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. 1981

Specialty

Intercultural Competency, Diversity, Inclusion and Program Development

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Worker, S.; Soule, K (In Press). 4-H Toolkit. 2017 Cambio de Colores Proceedings Conference Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times. June.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M.G.; Worker, S.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L. (2017). California 4-H UC Latino Initiative. Fostering Inclusion & Belonging. NIFA National Webinar Series: The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Positive. NIFA National Webinar Series: The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Positive Youth Development. October 17.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Diaz Carrasco, C. P.; Dojaquez, M. (2017). Developing 4-H Youth Development Programs in Mexico – An Example of Institutional Collaboration. Cambio de Colores Conference Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times. St Louis, MO. June 14-16.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Hill, R.; Espinosa, D. (2017). Facing the challenges of embracing diversity. Epsilon Sigma Phi. Professional Development Webinar. Webinar. May 2.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Diaz Carrasco, C.P.; Dojaquez, M.; Soto, R (2017). Fostering International Leadership in Mexico through 4-H Youth Developmental Programs. APLU Commission on International Initiatives Summer Meeting. Alberta, Canada. July 16-18.
  • Fábregas Janeiro, M. G.; Zamudio, A.; Diaz, R. (2017). Implementing 4-H Positive Youth Developmental Programs with Latino Youth & Families. Cambio de Colores Conference Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times. St Louis, MO. June 14-16.
  • Zamudio, A.; Fabregas Janeiro, M.G.; R., Diaz (2017). Implementing Cultural Responsible Positive Youth Developmental Programs to Latino Youth & Families with Proven Strategies. NAE4-HA National Conference. November 13-16.
  • Diaz Carrasco, C.P; Fabregas Janeiro, M.G.; Barrett, S.L.; Y.J., Gil (2017). Nurturing Latino Communities in the U.S. from the Ground Up: 4-H Youth Acquiring a Sense of Pride and the Program Elements that Lead to Sustained. Cambio de Colores Conference Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times. St Louis, MO. June 14-16.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Soule, K.; Worker, S. (2017). Toolkits for Increasing Engagement with Diverse Youth Audiences. Cambio de Colores Conference Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times. St Louis, MO. June 14-16.
  • Fábregas Janeiro, M. G.; Horrillo, S. (2017). Welcoming youth Latinos to California 4-H! 15th Annual Conference Cambio de Colores Proceedings. Building Bridges, Dialogue and Opportunities. 18. June. https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/2236
  • Diaz Carrasco, C.P.; Borba, J.; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Hill, R.; Schmitt-McQuitty, L.; Soule, K.; Worker, S. (2017). Where have they been…? An essential tool to identify Latin@s in the community you serve. Cambio de Colores Conference Todos Juntos: Collaboration and Unity in Uncertain Times. St Louis, MO. June 14-16.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2017). Working with people from other cultures: A challenge or an opportunity? 2017 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers Conference (NERAOC). San Antonio, TX. April 23-27.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2017). Working with people from other cultures: Evaluation our intercultural competence. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. 50th Conference. Washington, DC. July 20.
  • Fabregas Janerio, M. G.; Atiles, J. H (2016). Intercultural Experience in Puebla, Mexico. Cambio de Colores Conference. Columbia, MO. August 2-4.
  • Landeros, G.; Valencia, L.; Fábregas Janeiro, M. G.; Astroth, K. (2016). Latino Youth Outreach: Best Practices. 2016 NAE4-HA National Conference. October 9-13.
  • Landeros, G.; Valencia, L.; Pardo, E.; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2016). Latino Youth Outreach: Best Practices Toolkit. Cambio de Colores Conference. Columbia, MO. August 2-4.
  • Robledo Gallegos, O. M.; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2016). "Market Research of Cactus (Nopal) as a Functional Food." International Journal of Health and Nutrition 7(1): 28-35.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, J. H. (2016). Mexican Agriculture students learn about the United States Cooperative Extension Model. North American Colleges and Teacher of Agriculture Conference. June 21-25, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Horrillo, S. (2016). Welcoming youth Latinos to California 4-H! Cambio de Colores Conference, Columbia, MO.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, J. H. (2015). "). Build an Interculturally Competent Community (ICC) which understands and accepts cultural differences and is actively engaged serving the entire population of the State of Oklahoma." Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) 8(2): 135.
  • Gonzalez, A.; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2015). Assessing changes in intercultural competence among undergraduate hospitality students enrolled in a Food-Service Course at a four-year program. Annual Graduate student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Research Poster. Tampa, FL. January.
  • Lobato, G.; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2015). "Assessing Intercultural Competences among Mexican students enrolled in an International Master Dual Degree at Oklahoma State University during spring 2014 using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)." Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Sciences 8(3): 167-174.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, J. H. (2015). Building a Comprehensive Plan for Reaching Minorities through Extension: Avoiding Isolated Approaches. Cambio de Colores, Kansas, MO. June 10-12.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P.; Lobato Zamora, G. (2015). Do International Master Dual Degree programs improve students’ intercultural competence? Phi Beta Delta 29th Annual International Conference. Riverside, CA. April 23-24.
  • Fábregas Janeiro, M. G.; Hebert, P. (2015). Is a higher education institution’s required Diversity course improving students’ intercultural competence? 16th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference. Engaging Scholarship: Advancing Rigor, Elevating Impact. Research Poster. Penn State University. September 29-30.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Sherrer, J.; H, Atiles J. (2015). Multicultural Needs Assessment of Extension Educators – Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Cambio de Colores, Kansas, MO. June 10-12.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P (2014). A Model for a Successful International Partnership. II Congreso Internacional de Ciencias de la Educación y del Desarrollo. Granada, España. Junio 25-27.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Gaeta Gonzalez, M. L. (2014). Curso Internacional de Metodología de la Investigación. Dos universidades dos países, un solo esfuerzo. II Congreso Internacional de Ciencias de la Educación y del Desarrollo. Granada, España. Junio 25-27.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2014). "Designing a Master Level Class Cultural Competency for Working in Agricultural and Extension Education." Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Sciences 6(1): 1-8.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Gaeta Gonzalez, M. L. (2014). "Developing students’ autonomy and self-regulation through a co-teaching research method experience." Contemporary Issues in Education Research Journal 8(1): 25-32.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2014). Discovering my culture. A journey to become Intercultural Competent. Oklahoma Women in Higher Education. Edmond, OK. Novermber 21.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Gaeta Gonzalez, M. L (2014). Does Co-Teaching encourage PhD students to become autonomous learners? Big XII Teaching Conference. Research Poster. Stillwater, OK. August 4-5.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Gaeta Gonzalez, M. L.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2014). Evaluation of the effectiveness of a Co-Teaching Research Methods to Mexican students at Oklahoma State University. 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULERN). Barcelona, Spain. July 7-9.
  • Uscanga, J. M.; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2014). Increasing Hispanic Population in the State of Oklahoma: Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Extension and Research. American Association of Agricultural Educators National Research Conference. Research Poster. Salt Lake City, UT. May 20-23.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Parra., Nuño de la (2014). "International Short Faculty Led Experience to Germany, Poland and Czech Republic. An Intercultural Experience for students from two different universities in two different countries." . British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Sciences 4(12): 1730-1736.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, Jorge (2014). OCES - Building an Intercultural Competent Community – First Year assessment. 15th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference. Engaging for Change: changing for Engagement. Research Poster. Alberta, Canada. October 7-8.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, J. H. (2014). Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) - Designing Trainings to develop Intercultural Competence. II Congreso Internacional de Ciencias de la Educación y del Desarrollo. Granada, España. Junio 25-27.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, J. H. (2014). Teaching Intercultural Competence: an Online Experience. 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULERN). Barcelona, Spain. July 7-9.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P (2014). Two Masters, Two Countries, Two International Experiences. International Experiences. International Conference of Transnational Education and Learning (ICTEL). Milwaukee, WI. September 29-October 3.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Kelsey, K.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2014). UPAEP & OSU. Dual PhD and Master Degree Programs. NAFSA 2013 Annual Conference. Research Poster. St. Louis, MO.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2013). "Assessing changes in Intercultural Competence among College Students attending Faculty Led Experiences at Oklahoma State University (OSU) using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)." International Journal of Educational Administration: Challenges and Prospects (IJEA) 5(3): 211-219.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2013). (2013). "Assessing changes in Intercultural Competence among UPAEP University Faculty and Staff members attending the Experience Oklahoma Summer Program (EOSP) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)." International Journal of Educational Administration: Challenges and Prospects (IJEA) 5(2): 141-149.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, J. H. (2013). Building an Intercultural Competent Community in an academic setting – College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University. International Association for Teaching, Education and Development (IATED). Seville, Spain. November 18-20.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Lopez Fabre, R.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2013). "Building intercultural competence through intercultural competency certification for undergraduate students." Journal of International Education Research (JIER) 10(1): 1-8.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Atiles, J. H. (2013). Building Intercultural Competent Communities to facilitate Multicultural and Diverse Community Engagement. 14th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. Lubbock, TX. October 6-9.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Gaeta Gonzalez, M. L. (2013). Co-teaching Research Methods to Mexican Students at Oklahoma State University. International Association for Teaching, Education and Development (IATED). Seville, Spain. November 18-20.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P.; Rodriguez Martagon, R. (2013). Co-teaching Research Methods to Mexican Students at Oklahoma State University. International Association for Teaching, Education and Development (IATED). Seville, Spain. November 18-20.
  • Ringer, J.' Clark; Kelsey, K.; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G (2013). Co-teaching Research Methods to Mexican Students at Oklahoma State University. American Evaluation Association (AEA). Washington, D.C., October 17.
  • Ramirez, Martagon; Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2013). "Critical Success Factors in the Master’s Dual Degree programs at Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) and Oklahoma State University (OSU)." US-China Education Review 3(8): 543-552.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Nuño de la Parra, P.; Lozano Arroyo, B. E. (2013). "Summer High School Academy at Oklahoma State University." US-China Education Review 3(10): 781-786.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2013). The Oklahoma challenge of working in a Multicultural Environment. Oklahoma Women in Higher Education. Edmond, OK. October 15.
  • Fábregas Janeiro, M. G.; Kelsey, K. D.; Terry, H. R.; Nuño de la Parra, P. (2012). A Dual Ph.D. Degree Program The case of Oklahoma State University & Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla. International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED). Reserach Poster.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M.G. & Nuño de la Parra (2012). "Developing Flexible Dual Master’s Degree Programs, UPAEP University & Oklahoma State University." US-China Education Review 2(2): 223-227.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Lopez Fabre, R.; & Tello, R. (2012). "Developing Successful International Faculty Led Programs." US-China Education Review 2(4): 376-382.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. & Kelsey (2012). "Evaluación de Cambios en sensibilidad intercultural en estudiantes universitarios de cuatro instituciones estadounidenses que participaron en el Programa de verano de inmersión al español en Puebla, México." Revista Panamericana de Pedagogía Saberes y quehaceres del pedagogo 19: 97-120.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Kelsey, K. D.; Robinson, J. S. (2012). "Predicting Intercultural Sensitivity Using Demographic Variables among College of Agriculture Undergraduate Students." US-China Education Review 2(8): 710-719.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Kelsey, K. D.; Robinson, J. S. (2011). "Assessing changes in intercultural sensitivity among agricultural students exposed to international experiences." Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education 18(1): 34-44.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Carrasco, Diaz (2017). 4-H Youth Development Programs. . Taller Internacional Extensionismo Intercambio de Experiencias México-Estados Unidos. Mexico City, MX. August 7 & 8.
  • Initiative, UC ANR 4-H Latino (2017). California 4-H Increases Reach with Latino.U. Delivers.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M.G. (2017). El reto de trabajar con personas de otras culturas: 10 tips para desarrollar habilidades interculturales. Consulado de Mexico in San Bernardino. San Bernardino, CA. April 5.
  • Initiative, UC ANR 4-H Latino (2017). Promoting Civic Engagement in California’s Latino Youth.U. Delivers.
  • Initiative, UC ANR 4-H Latino (2017). UC ANR 4-H Builds bridges with Mexico by helping launch a 4-H Club in Mexicali.U. Delivers.
  • Initiative, UC ANR 4-H Latino (2017). UC ANR 4-H Latino Initiative Develops a Culturally Responsive Career Day.U. Delivers.
  • Initiative, UC ANR 4-H Latino (2017). UC ANR 4-H Latino Initiative Year 1 Annual Report.U. Report.
  • Atiles, J. (2016). Expanding our Outreach though International Outreach Efforts. Board of Human Sciences Conference. Alexandria, VA. March 9.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2016). Formando Líderes…Un brillante futuro para Baja California. Agrobaja 2016. Baja California, Mexico. March 3-5.
  • Atiles, J.; Fabregas Janeiro, M.G.; Peel, D.; Gonzalez, O. (2016). OCES 2015 – Puebla, Mexico Cross-Cultural Experience. OCES Extension conference. Stillwater, OK. January 12.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G.; Diaz Carrasco, C. P. (2015). 10 Tips to recruit Latino volunteers for 4-H projects. 2015 UC ANR Joint Strategic Initiative Conference. Sacramento, CA. October 5-7.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2015). Are we doing enough to improve our Department/College/ University’s Intercultural Competence? Joint Conference. BOHS: Board on Human Sciences & Council of Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences. Washington, DC. March 3-6, Washington, DC.
  • Fabregas Janeiro, M. G. (2014). Building an Intercultural Competence Community (CCI). College of Human Sciences. Human Sciences Week 2014. Research Poster. Stillwater, OK. April1-30.

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