Andrew Mendez

Bilingual student reporter

Andrew Mendez is a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in journalism and Spanish. He is a first-generation student and has a passion to the elevate voices of those who may not typically be heard in media.

As a bilingual reporter for The Nevada Sagebrush and KUNR, Andrew is committed to telling stores that impact the local Latinx community.

Outside of reporting, Andrew is involved in the Reynolds School of Journalism: Journalism Student Council, the Latino Student Advisory Board, and FIJI Fraternity. In his free time, he enjoys going out with friends, traveling, and learning about other cultures and beliefs.

A male student wearing shorts and short sleeve shirt walks out of the Nevada Living Learning Community residence hall. There is grass and strees in front of the brick building that has windows facing the grassy area.
Andrew Mendez

As an effort to increase and sustain diversity, the University of Nevada, Reno has added two new dorm wings this school year, specifically for Latinx and LGBTQ+ students. Latinx is a gender neutral term for describing Latinos. KUNR's Andrew Mendez has this report.

On move-in day, resident assistants guide students and their families to check-in as they carry boxes full of clothes and push dollies.

The Nevada Living Learning Community at UNR offers nine unique wings that support academic and social experiences for 320 students.