Nevada First in the Pack Staff

Desirae Acosta, Graduate Assistant

Desirae Acosta 

Retention Coordinator

Masters in Educational Leadership, expected Spring 2017

Email: desiraea@unr.edu 

Desirae graduated with her Master's degree in Educational Leadership in Spring 2017. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Theater at UNR. Being a first generation student herself, and being involved on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno motivated her to become involved with our program and help other first generation students become successful . She enjoys being the Retention Coordinator for the Nevada First in the Pack program and hopes to continue her career in working with students. 

Reema Naik

Graduate Research Assistant

Master of Public Health, expected Spring 2019

Email: rnaik@unr.edu

Reema is in the Public Health program at UNR. She is expected to graduate with her Master's degree in Spring 2019. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Science with an emphasis in Public Health and a minor in Business Administration at UNR. Reema's involvement in campus clubs and orgs and her work experience at the Nevada Career Studio has motivated her to see students succeed professionally, personally, and academically. She enjoys being the Graduate Assistant for the Nevada First in the Pack program and hopes to continue motivating others and leading them to go above and beyond their own expectations.




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