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Dorina M. Espinoza PhD

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Youth, Families and Communities Advisor
Humboldt County Office
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503-6998
707-445-7351 Create VCard

Also in:
Del Norte County Office
Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
UC Master Food Preserver Program



University of California Cooperative Extension Humboldt/Del Norte - Youth, Families and Communities Advisor - 2012 to present

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services/Public Health Branch - Health Education Specialist II - Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs - 2007 to 2011

Humboldt State University - Lecturer: Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration; Program Evaluator: Department of Environmental Resources Engineering - 2003 to 2009

Sonoma State University, Lecturer: Department of Kinesiology - 2007

Michigan State University - Researcher: Primary and Assistant - Department of Kinesiology; Statistical Analyst: Institute for Children, Youth & Family; Supervisor/Teacher: Child Development Labs Motor Skills Program; Instructor, Graduate and Undergraduate: Dept of Kinesiology - 1992-2006

California Public Schools - Instructional Support: UC Berkeley Alliance for Collaborative Change in Education in School Systems (ACCESS); Mathematics Teacher: Los Angeles Unified School District - 1990-1992


National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals

California 4-H Association

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

California Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior


National Extension Diversity Award 2016 (USDA-NIFA-CE System & APLU)

Western Extension Leadership Development Participant 2016 (Western Extension Directors Association)


PhD Kinesiology with emphais in Motor Development, Policy Analysis, Education Evaluation, Michigan State University. 2006
MS Kinesiology, Michigan State University. 1995
BS Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge. 1990



Positive Youth Development, Nutrition Education, Food Preservation, Food Systems with a focus on emergency response

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Peer Reviewed

  • Iaccopucci, A.; Horowitz, M., et al. (2021). University of California 4-H Statewide Epidemiology Project: Disease Detective. National Health Outreach Conference. virtual.
  • Kok, CM; Espinoza, DM, et al. (2020). Identification of Priority Skill Areas for Volunteer Professional Development. Journal of Youth Development. 15:4, 51-67.
  • Espinoza, D.; Nathaniel, K. (2020). Intercultural development: A path to diversity, equity and inclusion in California 4-H. Extension Leadership Conference sponsored by JCEP. virtual.
  • Worker, S.; Espinoza, D., et al. (2020). Lessons learned from cultivating youth scientists with Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR). National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals Conference. virtual.
  • Worker, SM; Espinoza, DM, et al. (2020). Volunteer Outcomes and Impact: The Contributions and Consequences of Volunteering in 4-H. Journal of Youth Development. 15:4, 6-31.
  • Moncloa, F; Horrillo, SJ, et al. (2019). Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: An Organizational Change Model to Increase Intercultural Competence. Journal of Extension. 57:6, n6.
  • Moncloa, F; Horrillo, S, et al. (2018). Using a Translational Process to Apply Latino Youth Development Research Findings in Practice. Journal of Extension. 56:6. October.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Espinoza, D. (2021). The Do’s & Don’ts of Food Preservation: Safely preserve your harvest bounty to enjoy for months to come. Humboldt & Del Norte Community Food Guide.
  • Horowitz, M.; Espinoza, D., et al. (2021). UC 4-H increases staff capacity to address youth’s mental well-being, fostering community health and wellness. UC Delivers.
  • Horowitz, M.; Iaccopucci, A., et al. (2020). UC 4-H Disease Detectives become advocates for health and COVID-19. UC Delivers.
  • Worker, S; Espinoza, D, et al. (2020). Volunteer Outcomes: The Consequences of Volunteering in a Youth Development Program. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA (Conference Cancelled - Zoom Presentation). April.
  • Moncloa, F; Horrillo, S, et al. (2019). Intercultural Competence: A Strategy for Negotiating Differences to Engage Diverse Youth, Families and Communities. Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations International Conference. Patras, Greece.

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