Northwest College

International Student & Scholar Services

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.

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Amanda Enriquez

International Student & Scholar Services Manager
307-754-6424 (Office)

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.

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Kara Ryf

International Student & Scholar Services Coordinator
307-754-6429 (Office)

I have been working as an international education professional since 2016. I focus on immigration and academic advising, international student admissions, and intercultural programming. I am also involved in recruitment of international students, campus internationalization efforts, and study abroad advising. I love traveling and have had the good fortune to study abroad in Italy and Mexico, as well as visit over 25 countries for work and pleasure. I enjoy helping international students engage in campus life, reach their academic goals, and become immersed in Wyoming’s culture. I choose to call Wyoming home because of the natural beauty, relaxing small town lifestyle, and quality educational opportunities that are available here. Outside of work I can be found hiking or camping in the mountains near Yellowstone National Park with my husband and two boys.