Patrick Naranjo, MA
Academic Multicultural Resource Center
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Mr. Patrick Naranjo serves as a mentor for students at UNLV and utilizes his Native American perspective and academic background to provide guidance that can reinforce both the cultural and academic achievements of students at UNLV. Many students enter a university setting with tremendous trepidation about whether they belong, doubts about their chances of success, and a conspicuous lack of knowledge about the college experience. His goal is to help the university develop cultural and social capacity for teaching Native American and other underrepresented minority students methods to adapt in culturally responsive ways and ultimately succeed in higher education.

Mr. Naranjo is a member of Santa Clara Pueblo, an expert in Native American cultural property protection, and is a resource coordinator for The Intersection. He earned his BA from Haskell Indian Nations University and his MA from the University of California, Los Angeles.