About Insight

Insight Magazine is the university’s student-run feature magazine focused on local news, reviews, features, lifestyle, opinions, and our insight on topics. Insight is written by students for students. The magazine is committed to quality reporting, writing, photography, and design to inform its readers. Insight strives to deliver news in a colorful and captivating way to best tell the stories of people, places, and events of Reno. In addition, the magazine is committed to helping students master their craft through opportunities to develop their skills through print and web mediums.

About Our Staff

Crystal Lugo

Crystal Lugo Editor-in-Chief

Hey, readers! My name is Crystal, and I’m studying journalism and English writing at the university. I started with Insight Magazine three years ago, volunteering as a writer then joining staff as copy editor and now Editor-in-Chief. When I’m not working on the magazine, you’ll usually find me listening to Father John Misty and daydreaming. Well, that or talking about George Harrison, journaling, and photographing my life through film.

Elizabeth Pearson

Ryan Almazan Art Director

Hello! My name is Ryan, and I’m Insight’s Art Director. I was born and raised in southern California before moving to Henderson, Nevada before high school. Now I’m here in Reno, studying computer science with a minor in graphic design. I started volunteering as a writer and designer in fall of 2019, and I’m proud to be in the position I’m in right now. Outside of my work on the magazine, I’m passionate about telling stories and creating in any kind of way. I'm currently writing a book, producing music, and making videos. Find me holed up in the office or in my room trying to cook something up!

Kellie Sasso

Kellie Sasso Photography Editor

Born 20 years ago & raised in the Arizona sunshine, I’m a sassy photographer / blogger of sorts who is currently finding herself in Reno, NV. I have a passport that I’ve never used and I have been to more oldies rock concerts than that of any other kind. Someday after earning my journalism degree, my camera will take me and my 80’s spotify playlist adventuring across the globe. Oh, and P.S. Just call me Sasso.. Coverdale does. ;)

Kyla Kwan

Kyla Danielle Kwan Public Relations Manager

Hi there! My name is Kyla and I am currently studying journalism at the university. Whenever I’m not busy with school, I am either at my internship at the Reynolds School, working for Insight, giving tours of university or babysitting. On the rare occasion I have free time, I enjoy spending it with friends.


Marina Leigh Public Relations Manager

Yo! I’m Marina, born and raised in the desert. I’m an English creative writing major and photography minor. When I’m not writing grad school application essays or working, I’m probably buying plane tickets I can’t afford or eating snacks. Someday, I’ll be working as an editor for a publishing house in SoCal (I’m too soft for New York, let’s be real) and making room on the windowsill for my newest plant.