Nye Hall Resident Directors
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.
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.