Yvette Machado 

Major: Psychology 

Yvette is a proud Indigenous Latina and daughter to migrants native to Ecuador and Guatemala. She is a First-Generation College Student who aspires to carry her cultural strength into every space she enters. As a firm believer in the power of positive representation, she dares to thrive within institutions that have been historically withheld from communities that have been marginalized. Yvette se apoya con orgullo en los hombros de líderes que incorporaron la diversidad y el empoderamiento femenino a su trabajo y comparte el sentimiento de amor incondicional por sus raíces. A true lover of community, she is currently majoring in Psychology to strengthen a new narrative in understanding the interplay of grit and resilience within diverse communities, and graduates in the Spring. Post-graduation, Yvette will attend law school, while also pursuing a graduate degree in a community-centered program. Yvette challenges the notion that one should aim to be self-made, instead, she hopes to inspire others to take pride in being Community-Made. 

As an active member in her beloved Vegas community, Yvette was eager to work alongside the Super Bowl Host Committee and is grateful for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, made possible by UNLV & their partners, to make a meaningful impact on our city.