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Intern Survival Manual

This manual provides information about the Lubbock Community and Texas Tech University. It includes items such as steps to obtain a visa, transportation, housing and cost of living.

2014

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Map of Current and Previous Students

2016 Students

Edytha Alexandra Alfaro Martinez

  • Major: Agribusiness
  • Department: Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Advisor: Dr. Carpio
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: alexandra.agro7@gmail.com
  • Research title: The Minimum Cost of a Nutritiuos Diet in El Salvador
  • Link to poster

Yomer Cisneros Aguirre

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Agricultural Education & Communications
  • Advisor: Dr. Boren
  • Country: Peru
  • Email: ycisneros2020@gmail.com
  • Research title: Hunger at the household level: A baseline study of food security in Madriz Province, Nicaragua
  • Link to poster

Jorge Wilmer Echevarria Peña

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Peru
  • Email: jorge.echevarria@outlook.es
  • Research title: Presence of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157 in small-ruminant fecal samples from the Bahamas
  • Link to poster

Jorge Emilio Estévez Portillo

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Tompson
  • Country: Honduras 
  • Email: jorgemilio1994@hotmail.com
  • Research title: Proximate analysis of free range and commercially-raised broilers available in retail outlets in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Link to poster

Erasmo Alexander Flores Granados

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: El Salvador
  • Email: eraflore95@gmail.com
  • Research title: Consumer Assessment of Domestic Lamb Loins from Three Marbling Levels Aged Twenty-one or Forty-two Days
  • Link to poster

Wilber Gutierrez Usedo

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Advisor: Dr. Longing
  • Country: Peru 
  • Email: wilberwydem@gmail.com
  • Research title: An annotated checklist and catalogue of the native bee species occurring on the Southern High Plains in western Texas, USA
  • Link to poster

Roberto Antonio Miranda Gómez

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Advisor: Dr. Longing
  • Country: Panama
  • Email: mirandagomez1693@gmail.com
  • Research title: Habitat associations of a Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus monahansensis) at the Monahans sand dunes in western Texas
  • Link to poster: here

Diana Fabiola Orellana Quijada

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Mindy Brasheras 
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: diana.orellana11@hotmail.com
  • Research title: Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella enterica isolates recovered beef cattle from México
  • Link to poster: here

Axel Ivani Humberto Poou

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: axel.poou@est.zamorano.edu
  • Research title: Honduras feed cattle diets and how they affect live weight and ribeye area
  • Link to poster: here

Mateo Toro Sánchez

  • Major: Agricultural and livestock production
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Colombia
  • Email: mateo_toro1@hotmail.com
  • Research title: Comparing the difference in eating quality from hot-boned and conventionally chilled bovine muscles.
  • Link to poster: here

2015 Students

Celeo Mauricio Arias Aviles

  • Major: Agricultural and livestock production
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email:
  • Research title: Comparing the consumer perception of palatability traits of strip loin steaks from young cattle and grain-­‐fed cull cows of varying marbling scores
  • Link to poster: Here

Diego Casas

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Mindy Brashears
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email: diegocasasm@gmail.com
  • Research title: Determination of Mechanism of action for the Reduction of Listeria Monocytogenes by Lactiguard
  • Link to poster: Here

Luis Manuel Castellanos Reyes

  • Major: Agricultural and livestock production
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email: luis_castellanos01@yahoo.com
  • Research title: Effects of finishing mode on
    consumer assessment of beef from mature
    cull cows
  • Link to poster: Here

Skarleth Johana Chinchilla Valdiviezo

  • Major: Agricultural and livestock production
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Mindy Brashears
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email:skarleth.chinchilla@
    est.zamorano.edu
  • Research title: Salmonella enterica baseline
    for hides, carcasses, and lymph nodes of
    cattle presented for slaughter in Honduras
  • Link to poster: Here

Darwin Abel Cuellar Milian

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Mindy Brashears
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: darwincuellar_12@hotmail.com
  • Research title: In-plant Validation of the Efficacy
    of Lactic Acid as Antimicrobial Intervention on
    Beef Heads and Variety Meats
  • Link to poster: Here

Jose Isidro Fuentes Rosales

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email:tiojoc@gmail.com
  • Research title: Microbial prevalence found
    in sheep fecal samples from the
    Lubbock, Texas area
  • Link to poster: Here

Jose Benjamin Gomez Mayorquin

  • Major: Agricultural and livestock production
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email: jose.gomez@est.zamorano.edu
  • Research title: Digestibility of BMR Forage
    sorghum silage based diet compared to corn
    silage diet in beef feedlots steers from different
    background systems
  • Link to poster: Here

Vanessa Jimenez Huaman

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Peru
  • Email:vane_jihu95@hotmail.com
  • Research title: Consumer comparison of
    different beef production systems based on
    palatability
  • Link to poster: Here

Manuel De Jesus Garcia Chaclan

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Advisor: Dr. Carpio
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: meme7405@gmail.com
  • Research title: Analysis of Food Security in
    Guatemala
  • Link to poster: Here

David Fernando Iscoa Matute

  • Major: Agricultural and livestock production
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Trojan
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email: david.iscoa@est.zamorano.edu
  • Research title: Survey of Feedstuffs for
    Ruminant Production in Honduras
  • Link to poster:Here

Claudio Mariano Moreno Torrez

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Email: claumorenot94@gmail.com
  • Research title: Consumer acceptability of
    Honduran and United States beef from
    different production and processing system
  • Link to poster: Here

Monica Quezada

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Sanchez-Plata
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Email: monica.quezada@est.zamorano.edu
  • Research title: Development of a bi-lingual
    semi-quantitative tool to assess the readiness
    level of a food processing establishment with
    the proposed rules of the Food Safety
    Modernization Act (FSMA) cGMP, Hazard Analysis
    and Preventive Controls for Human Food.
  • Link to poster: Here

Rafael Antonio Quijada Landaverde  

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Agriculture Education & Communication Department
  • Advisor: Dr. Boren
  • Country: El Salvador
  • Email: rafaelquilan@gmail.com
  • Research title: Assessment of students' intercultural sensitivity after a short-term study abroad program
  • Link to poster: Here

Alex Santiago Villacres Brazales

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Email: santiago.zamo15@hotmail.com
  • Research title: Validation of FOSS FoodScan™
    for analysis of proximate composition (moisture,
    protein and fat) in fresh meat (beef) products.
  • Link to poster: Here

2014 Students

Susana Andrade

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Email:susana.andrade@ttu.edu
  • Research title: Consumer preference on beef from
    Honduras and the United States. 
  • Link to poster: Here

Coranyi Banegas

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Mindy Brashears
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email: coranyi.banegas@ttu.edu
  • Research title: Reduction of Salmonella and Escherichia 
    coli O157:H7 in drinking water using microwave technology 
  • Link to poster: Here

Andrea Chica

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Mindy Brashears
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Email: andrea.chica@ttu.edu
  • Research title: Antibiotic Resistance of Salmonella isolates
    recovered from beef cattle from Honduras,
    Mexico and the United States of America
  • Link to poster:Here

Alvaro Gustavo Garcia Lira

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: alvaro.garcia@ttu.edu
  • Research title: The Effect Of Lactic Acid Dip Treatment
    To Control Salmonella In Beef Skirt Steak
  • Link to poster

Ximena Paz

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Advisor: Dr. Carlos Carpio
  • Country: Bolivia
  • Email: ximena.paz@ttu.edu
  • Research title: Assessing Food Security in Bolivia
  • Link to poster

Olga Gabriela Perez Duarte

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Lyda Garcia
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: olga.perez@ttu.edu 
  • Research title: Sensory Evaluation and the Reduction of Listeria
    monocytogenes and All Natural Beef Frankfurters using
    5% Lactic Acid 
  • Link to poster

Dany Rivas

  • Major: Agribusiness
  • Department: Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Advisor: Dr. Jaime Malaga
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Email: dany.rivas@ttu.edu
  • Research title: Effectiveness of Central American Free
    Trade Agreement on Agricultural Exports 
  • Link to poster

Fernando Vargas

  • Major: Agricultural Production
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Sara Trojan
  • Country: Panama
  • Email: fernando.vargas@ttu.edu
  • Research title: In Situruminal degradation properties of the residue
    of two grain sorghum varieties
  • Link to poster

Cindy Ventura

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Agricultural Education & Communications
  • Advisor: Dr. Todd Brashears
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email: cindy.ventura@ttu.edu
  • Research title: An Evaluation of Employees' Perceptions of Food Safety
    and Training Sessions Effect on the Behavior of Employees in a Meat
    Processing Facility in Merida, Mexico
  • Link to poster

2013 Students

Elisa Botero

Gerson Flores

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Email: gerflobej@hotmail.com

Ana Gomez

Luis Llumitasig

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Email: ramiroll_08@hotmail.es

Carla Millares

  • Major: Environmental Sciences
  • Department: Agricultural Education & Communications
  • Advisor: Dr. Todd Brashears
  • Country: Bolivia
  • Email: carla-andrea.millares@ttu.edu

Esau Salgado

Johana Torres

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Mindy Brashears
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Email: johanak.torresy@hotmail.com

2012 Students

Maria Bueso

  • Major: Food Science
  • Department: Animal & Food Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Miller
  • Country: Honduras
  • Email: maria.bueso@ttu.edu

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