Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez

BILINGUAL STUDENT REPORTER

Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno, graduating with a dual-major in journalism and Spanish. A daughter of Mexican immigrants, Jazmin feels connected to the local Latinx community and is dedicated to tell the bilingual stories that are relevant and important to the region. She joins KUNR after producing a bilingual documentary about a local Mexican-American drag queen that premiered in Dec. of 2018 at the Reynolds School of Journalism Film Festival.

Outside of school and work, Jazmin enjoys spending time with her close friends and family, watching films, and traveling.

Flores está sentado en una mesa y hablando por un micrófono. Lleva una chaqueta, camisa con cuello y gafas. Otro hombre está sentado a su lado.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Los trabajadores latinos esenciales siguieron laborando mientras que el COVID-19 se extendía por sus comunidades, un factor contribuyente a las actuales tasas desproporcionadas de contagio por COVID-19 y las muertes que ha causado entre la población de Nevada.

Flores está sentado en una mesa y hablando por un micrófono. Lleva una chaqueta, camisa con cuello y gafas. Otro hombre está sentado a su lado.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Latino essential workers continued to work as COVID-19 spread through their communities, a factor contributing to the current disproportionate rates of infection of COVID-19 and deaths caused by the virus among the population across the state. 

El paisaje de Machu Picchu en el Perú.
Michelle Rindels

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Barbara Land estaba trabajando en una comunidad remota en la selva amazónica cuando el Presidente Martín Vizcarra cerró el país, prohibiendo viajar dentro o fuera de Perú y dejándola a ella, y a un equipo de voluntarios, aislados durante semanas.

Landscape of Machu Picchu, Peru
Courtesy of Michelle Rindels

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Barbara Land was working in a remote community in the Amazon rainforest when President Martin Vizcarra shut down the country, prohibiting travel into or out of Peru and leaving her and a team of volunteers isolated for weeks. 

Dr. Frank Lemus standing in front of his office.
Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez / The Nevada Independent

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Reno-based licensed therapist Frank Lemus knows that during the COVID-19 crisis, his practice is more important than ever, and he’s focusing on providing his clients with a sense of safety and security.

El Dr. Frank Lemus parado en frente de su oficina.
Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez / The Nevada Independent

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El terapeuta certificado Frank Lemus sabe que durante la crisis del COVID-19, su práctica es más importante que nunca, y se ha concentrado en brindar a sus pacientes un sentido de seguridad y protección.

Voter Rolls Swell As Automatic Registration Takes Effect

Feb 7, 2020
People standing and sitting in a DMV office.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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Thirty-year-old construction worker Jesse Speights walked into the Reno DMV on Monday, not knowing if he was even registered to vote.

Se Saturan Listas De Votantes Conforme Entra En Vigor El Registro Automático

Feb 7, 2020
Gente en pie y sentada en una sala de espera en el DMV.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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A mediados de este mes el trabajador de la construcción Jesse Speights fue al Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados (DMV) en Reno sin saber si estaba registrado para votar.

Exterior del Museo y Centro Cultural Stewart Indian School.
Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez / The Nevada Independent

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Cada vez que Linda Eben Jones ve una vara, recuerda al profesor que le pegaba todas las mañanas, dejando marcas rojas en sus piernas.

Entrance to the museum's permanent exhibition.
Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez / The Nevada Independent

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Every time Linda Eben Jones looks at a yardstick, she remembers the teacher who would strike her each morning, leaving red welts on the back of her legs.

Los candidatos se paran en el escenario.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

Tal vez los candidatos describen sus posturas políticas en un discurso, un sitio de Internet, o en fragmento durante algún debate; pero esas posturas muy pocas veces se encuentran en un solo lugar, y rara vez se expresan en español.

Exterior del Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Las Vegas.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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Las ciudades de Las Vegas, Henderson y Reno han confirmado en semanas recientes que continuarán aceptando y reinstalando a refugiados, luego de un anuncio del Gobernador Steve Sisolak de que Nevada accede a darles la bienvenida.

Exterior of Las Vegas City Hall.
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

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The cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and Reno have confirmed in recent weeks that they will continue to accept and resettle refugees, following an announcement made by Gov. Steve Sisolak that Nevada consents to welcoming refugees.

Hospitals and clinics are federally required to provide language assistance services for individuals who speak or understand limited English. However, a study on health disparities found that nearly one-third of hospitals in the country do not provide interpretation services. Our bilingual reporter Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez helps us understand these laws and what they mean for individuals.

Dr. Lemus standing on his driveway.
Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez

Finding the right therapist can be challenging. The search can be even more difficult for Spanish-speakers due to limited resources and cultural stigma. Our reporter Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez spoke with Frank Lemus, a bilingual licensed therapist in Reno, about these challenges. 

A wall decorated with hearts
Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez

In Nevada, there's a growing need for medical interpretation and translation services from English to Spanish in local hospitals and clinics. So, how are we keeping up? KUNR’s Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez reports.

Group of people smile for the camera.
CBESS

There is a growing need for more bilingual health professionals in Northern Nevada. To meet that demand, the University of Nevada, Reno recently kicked off the first program aimed at training English-Spanish speaking students.