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Proud to be Latinx at Nevada

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Department of Diversity of Inclusion’s “The Proud to be ____ at Nevada” project is a student-led campaign to recognize and lift up the voices of underrepresented students at Nevada. Every month we will highlight a certain minority group on our campus. Throughout the month ASUN social media will post a picture and short story caption featuring students from the highlighted group. Halfway through the month, we’ll host a virtual Zoom town hall discussing the identity of the highlighted group. And at the end of the month, we’ll do a blog post with the student features compiled, along with other info (resources, statistics, history, recent achievements, etc.) about said group.

Sept. 16, 2020 Feature: Sofía Cohen

My name is Sofía Cohen. I’m a fourth-year student studying International Business Marketing & Spanish Literature. I am the social media coordinator for the Latinx Student Advisory Board, and a member of Lobos de Plata Mariachi, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Business Student Council

My identity as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant is so many feelings, experiences, and passions at once: I am so proud to be a Latina woman, and I am incredibly lucky to be part of such a rich heritage. I am enamored with my Mexican heritage, and love becoming involved with groups on campus that not only cherish but celebrate my heritage.

My identity has allowed me to meet incredible people at UNR from many diverse backgrounds: being a member of a mariachi has allowed me to bring my heritage and culture to others in a beautiful way, I’ve met amazing Latinx students at the Latinx Student Advisory Board, and educated myself about privilege and diversity at Hispanic-led conferences, such as at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute conference. My identity has brought me together with so many others in Nevada and beyond!