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.