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Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez

Contributor And Media Partner

Jazmin Orozco-Rodriguez joined The Nevada Independent as a Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellow in June 2020 after completing a successful internship, including writing dozens of compelling stories and working closely with The Indy's Spanish language team.

Before joining The Nevada Independent, Jazmin interned with KUNR Public Radio as a bilingual reporter, focusing on issues within the local Latino community. Also, an alum of NPR's Next Generation Radio Bootcamp fellowship, she created a multimedia project about a local EMT working the night shift for REMSA. Additionally, Jazmin had the opportunity to produce a bilingual short film documentary about a local Latinx drag queen, “Reyna Latina.”

An alumnus of UNR with degrees in journalism and Spanish literature and culture, Jazmin received the Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer award from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2019.

Jazmin was born and raised in Reno, and loves spending her free time exploring the Silver State with camping trips that include dips into freshwater lakes and natural hot springs.

Ways to Connect

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

Read in English.

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

Lee en español.

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. 

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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.

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.