University of Nevada, Reno

Faculty and Staff

Kate CaminoKate Camino

Program Assistant / Office Manager
775.784.4854; 775.682.5565

Kate Camino has been employed at the Center since 1998. She directs office operations, writes grants for the Center, and assists visiting scholars with visa and lodging information. She also teaches our Basque Language 101 and 102 classes. Kate has lived and studied in the Basque Country and speaks fluent Basque, French, Spanish, and English.




University of Nevada, Reno. Masters in French with a minor in Basque Studies 1997-2000.

Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour Pau, France. Thesis title “Une Etude Contrastive de Quelques Stratégies de Politesse en Basque et Français.”

University of Wyoming - Bachelor of Arts Degree in French.

University of Wyoming - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish.

Boise State University Consortium Program
Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour - Certificat Pratique de la Langue Française. Pau, France 1986-1987.

University of Nevada-Reno, Basque Consortium Program
Facultad de Derecho, Donosti, Guipuzkoa Basque Country 1983-1984.


Papers Presented


“When Two Worlds Collide” presented at the Wyoming Humanities Council Summer Meeting July 27, 2001 in Story Wyoming.


“When Two Worlds Collide: Growing up Basque in a small Wyoming town” presented at the annual CASA/RMASA conference at the University of Nevada Reno, May 2001.




Appointed by Euskal Irratia Telebista (EITB – Basque Radio and Television) as their North American correspondent, 2000-2006

Awarded a Senatorial Recognition Certificate from Richard Bryan, U.S. Senator of the State of Nevada, for contributions to the Reno Basque Festival Library of Congress Bicentennial Local Legacies Project

Honored at the Women Center’s Recognition Ceremony as part of National Women’s History Month, March 2000

Honored by Zazpiak Bat Basque Club for two years of service as club President 1998-2000, January 20, 2001


Chosen to participate in Gaztemundu 2002 special Dance edition by the Basque Government

Chosen to represent NABO (North American Basque Organization) at the Second World Congress of Basque Communities held in Gasteiz Spain October 1999

Honored by the Basque Parliament (Eusko Legebiltzara) for organization of “Renoko Aste Nagusia” July 1999

Recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student award and scholarship by the Graduate Students Association Spring 1998 Reno, Nevada

Secretary Zazpiak Bat Basque Club Reno, Nevada (elected position)

Director/Secretary Big Horn Basque Club (elected position)

Conseil Général de Pau - Graduate Work Scholarship

University of Wyoming - Society of Epsilon Scholastic Achievement Award

University of Wyoming - First Annual College of Arts and Science Honors, Honoree

1981-1982 Wyoming Youth of the Month
National Honor Society
Quill and Scroll


Community involvement


    2008 Director of NABO (North American Basque Organization) Udaleku, Buffalo, Wyoming June 15-27, 2008


    2002 Director of NABO (North American Basque Organization) Music Camp now known as Udaleku, Reno Nevada June 16-28th


    2000 Director of NABO (North American Basque Organization) Music Camp, Buffalo Wyoming, June 2000.


    1999 to present Instructor/Director of Zazpiak Bat Basque Dance Troupe Reno, Nevada


    1997 Member/Co-instructor Zazpiak Bat Basque Dance Troupe Reno, Nevada 


    Former member of the ATA (American Translator’s Association)



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