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Meet the Staff

Olivia's Bio

Originally from Sacramento, Calif., Olivia is a third-year journalism student in the Reynolds School of Journalism. She began writing for the Nevada Sagebrush as a freshman and worked her way up to News Editor and later Editor-in-Chief. She participated in NPR’s 2019 Next Generation Radio Bootcamp. She also interned with the Reno Gazette Journal during the 2019 summer.

After graduating, Olivia hopes to work as a full-time reporter. She can be reached at or on Twitter @OliviaNali.

Taylor's Bio

Taylor Johnson is the News Editor of the Nevada Sagebrush. She is a second-year majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science.

Taylor has worked for the Sagebrush since her freshman year, working as a volunteer and was later promoted to Assistant News Editor.

Currently, Taylor works as a Resident Assistant and is involved with Journalism Student Council.

She hopes in the future to be a communication specialist for the United Nations.

Taylor Johnson can be reached at and on Twitter @taylorkendyll.

Andrew's Bio

Andrew Mendez is a second-year student and is double majoring in Journalism and Spanish.

He is from Las Vegas, and since coming to UNR he has been involved in FIJI Fraternity, Journalism Student Council and the Latino Student Advisory Board.

Mendez enjoys talking about Latin American Politics and hanging out with friends in his free time.

He can be found on Twitter @Andrew618284.

Andrew Mendez

Spanish Editor
Rylee's Bio

Rylee Jackson is the Arts and Entertainment Editor of the Nevada Sagebrush.

She is a junior from Reno, Nevada and is majoring in Journalism with a minor in Cinema and Media Studies.

Rylee has been involved with the Sagebrush since her sophomore year as a staff writer.

She is a huge fan of all things pop culture — specifically ‘80s and ‘90s pop and R&B music.

Rylee can be reached at and on Twitter @rybyjackson.

Rylee Jackson

Arts and Entertainment Editor
Ryan's Bio

Ryan Freeberg is a senior in the Reynolds School of Journalism majoring in Journalism with a minor in American History.

Originally from Houston, Tex., Ryan is also the director of public relations for the RSJ Student Council.

After graduating in May of 2020, Ryan hopes to find work as a sports reporter back home.

Follow Ryan on Twitter @freeberg_ryan.

Sarah's Bio

Sarah is a sophomore at the University majoring in English with a specialization in Writing and minoring in Business Administration. This is her first year working for the Nevada Sagebrush.

Her other interests include creative writing, travel and environmental issues.

Sarah Strang

Copy Editor
Vincent's Bio

Vincent Rendon is a third year UNR student majoring in Political Science.

He loves football, writing, and is the Vice President of the Wolf Pack Comedy Club.

Vincent hopes to graduate in 2021 and eventually run for office in Nevada.

Vincent Rendon

Opinion Editor
Rachael's Bio

Rachael Jones is a junior at UNR as a double major in journalism and business.

She also works as the Marketing Coordinator at Join Together Northern Nevada. She plans to someday be the person in charge of making Super Bowl commercials!

She can be found on Twitter @RachAJones99.

Austin's Bio

From Roseville, CA, Austin Daly is 20 years old and a third year journalism student.

Over the summer, Austin interned at KNPB, working on their different TV programs. Austin wants to work for a local broadcast news station and dedicate his focus to ensuring quality coverage in his community.

Austin can be reached via email at

Austin Daly

Multimedia Producer