Northwest College

Intercultural Programs

Our Staff

At Northwest College we have a team of dedicated staff and faculty who look forward to supporting and working with you during your experience on campus.

Emelee Volden

Intercultural Program Manager

Emelee Volden

I grew up in a small community of 500 people in eastern South Dakota. I studied fine arts at the University of Sioux Falls and during my junior year I spent a semester studying in Florence, Italy. That experience sparked a passion for international experiences and intercultural learning. After graduating I participated in the JET Programme and spent two years teaching English to Japanese high school students in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. I returned to the U.S. and continued my international education career at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where I managed study and volunteer abroad programs and advised students pursuing those opportunities.  I have a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.

I am very fortunate to have traveled and to have friends in places around the world. In addition to living in Italy & Japan, hiking in the Highlands of Scotland, kayaking in the Andaman Sea, and sharing many delicious meals are a few of my favorite experiences from abroad.

I recruit, advise, and teach international students at Northwest College and will be one of the first people to welcome you to our friendly campus. I look forward to meeting you, learning about your culture, and sharing the many wonderful experiences Northwest College and the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming have to offer you!

Amanda Enriquez

Intercultural Program Coordinator / Multicultural Club Co-Adviser

I was born in Zurich, Switzerland, but grew up in Santiago de Chile, where I spent 10 years of my childhood. In 2000, my family moved to New Jersey before coming to Cody, Wyoming, in 2002. After high school, I attended NWC for three years where I graduated with dual degrees in English Literary Studies and English Writing. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Hawaii Pacific University. Currently, I have an Master of Arts degree in Adult and Post-Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming. I love to travel and I call Cody and Powell my home.

At Northwest College, I support all the international students and am your main contact for immigration and campus activities. I am also a co-adviser to the NWC Multicultural Club. One of my favorite parts of this job is planning and taking international students on weekend trips to go shopping, skiing, bowling, and to get to know the surrounding area including Yellowstone National Park. I love getting to know students from all over the world and every day brings something new and exciting. In the future, I hope to continue and to further my career as an international educator.