Nye Hall Resident Directors

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Peter Martinez

Resident Director for Nye Hall

Hello everyone! My name is Peter Martinez and I am pumped to be the Resident Director of Nye Hall. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I decided to leave sunny Southern California to go to college in Minnesota. I got my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Saint John's University and my Master's Degree in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of St. Thomas. I stayed in Minnesota for another year and a half with my first Resident Director job until I made the big move out here in Reno. I like to eat out at different local restaurants, drive for fun around town with my car, and have a guilty pleasure of following professional wrestling. I am looking forward to meeting our new first-year students living on campus and help them find their sense of belonging here at UNR.




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Desiree Valdez Chavez

Graduate Resident Director for Nye Hall

Hello All! My name is Desiree Valdez Chavez, and I have the opportunity to serve as the Graduate Resident Director in Nye Hall for my second year. I was born and raised in California and studied down the road at Sacramento State where I focused my studies on Social Sciences, minoring in History, and Economics. I'm excited for another year of living in Reno, now that I understand the weather (or so I think). I like board games and card games. If you want to play basketball, volleyball, or want to catch a ball I'd be glad to tag along. I like movies that aren't scary; I prefer a good laugh. I'm excited for you to be a part of this community! Stop by and say hello! I am here for you! Don't be afraid to ask any questions.