Sofía Sánchez

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish
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Sofía Sánchez is a first year graduate student in the University of Nevada, Reno's World Languages and Literatures Spanish Master's Program. Sofia graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, Honors in the Spring of 2023 with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Spanish, and is the recipient of the Latino Research Center's 2023 La Promesa award. Sofía is extremely passionate about the Spanish language and Hispanic/Latinx literature, and all of the ways we can expand our worldviews by immersing ourselves in foreign languages and cultures.

Along with being a Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant, Sofía works as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist Intern, leading support groups for youth affected by mental health conditions, for NAMI Northern Nevada, the state's largest mental health grassroots organization. Sofía cares deeply about mental health, and is especially concerned with marginalized communities' access to equitable and linguistically appropriate care. Sofía has worked in the DICE Center (Dissemination and Implementation of Culturally Sensitive, Evidence-based psychological services) and researched this exact topic in relation to the Latinx community. For this reason, Sofía eventually wants to become a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that provides bilingual services and specializes in issues affecting marginalized groups.

Sofía hopes to both instill a love for learning foreign language in her students, as well as help mentor students in any aspect of their academic/professional careers. Whether it be learning Spanish, looking at career options, getting involved in extracurricular activities on campus, or navigating campus resources, Sofía is happy to provide a safe space of guidance and support to her students.

Courses taught

  • Spanish 111


  • Psychology B.A, University of Nevada, Reno, 2023