Languages: English, Spanish
I was born in Reno but moved to my parents’ home country, Guatemala, at age 3. Living in Guatemala allowed my mom to stay at home at all times with her children. I lived a very spoiled life compared to many who grew up in the U.S. Seeking better educational opportunities for their children, my parents decided to move back to the U.S. in 2005. I struggled with the shock of my mom going to work every day, the difficulties of learning a language and adjusting to a new lifestyle. Slowly, things became normal. I completed elementary, middle and high school education all in Northern Nevada and it is the place I call home but always keeping my true home and roots close to heart.
I joined the Latino Research Center (LRC) team in April 2019. Beginning my education at Truckee Meadows Community College, I later transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno and obtained my Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Studies. Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Arts focusing on Higher Education Administration. Combining my studies and my experience at the LRC, I hope to be involved in the nourishing of creating a sense of belonging for the Latinx community both on and off campus.