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Admissions Staff

At College of Western Idaho (CWI), our goal is to create an active advising relationship with you from the moment you contact us. That means connecting you with information, answering questions that matter to you and helping you discover the student resources available at CWI. Just like our locations throughout the Treasure Valley, so are our Outreach Advisors! From community fairs to high school visits, learn more about our One Stop Enrollment Team and the locations we serve; we just might be at a location near you soon!

Your Representatives


Advisor, Outreach
Ada County Campus

About Me:
Katie is an Enrollment Advisor at the College of Western Idaho. She helps students learn about the admissions process and how to apply to the college. Her career background is in education and Spanish. She studied abroad in Puntarenas, Costa Rica and lived with a host family in 2011. Katie enjoys working with students and helping them learn about useful resources to be successful at CWI. She likes presenting information on admission, financial aid, scholarships, and more. Katie was born in England but raised in Idaho. She enjoys reading a good book, watching TV shows, exercising, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.

M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education – Colorado State University (in-progress)
B.A. Secondary Education, Spanish – Boise State University
A.A. Secondary Education, Spanish – College of Southern Idaho

Service Area:
Lynx One Stop



Advisor, Outreach
Nampa Campus, Micron Center for Professional Technical Education Building

About me:
Oster Hernandez has been with CWI since February 2014. He started out in the Assessment Center and has been an Enrollment Advisor for the last two years. Before starting his career in education, Oster was employed in production warehouse work and was a forklift operator for 17 years. Oster’s passion is to help students from all walks of life, achieve academic and career goals. Oster is part of the Outreach team and is helping CWI sustain their mission of leaving a legacy of learning for future generations. Oster has 3 children and lives in Nampa, ID. He is originally from Lamont, CA and runs his own deejay business. He is L.A. Rams fan and loves the sound of music!

M.A. - Human Resource Development emphasis Organizational Leadership & Performance- University of Idaho (in progress)
B.A. – Communications, emphasis Marketing & Sales- University of Phoenix
A.A. – Communications- University of Phoenix

Service Area:
Micron One Stop Student Services


Advisor, Outreach
Ada County One Stop Student Services

About Me:
Nikki joined the CWI team in August 2011 and has been an Enrollment Advisor since September 2015. Nikki’s passion and goals for future and current students is to inspire, encourage, and motivate students to pursue their dreams, to never give up no matter how impossible it may seem, and to make every day amazingly beautiful. Nikki has a son who keeps her extremely busy. She loves spending time with her family, enjoys participating in community events such as Race for the Cure, Women’s Fitness Celebration, and is actively involved in the No More Campaign. She loves the BSU Broncos and is a proud Buffalo Bills, and Taylor Swift fan.

B.A. – Boise State University, Mass Communication/Journalism

Service Area:
Ada County One Stop Student Services


Advisor, Outreach
Nampa Campus, Micron Center for Professional Technical Education Building

Hello! I’m Melissa Mallory. I’m an Army Veteran that received an AS with Pikes Peak Community College and a BS is sociology and psychology from Colorado State University. I’m currently working on a MA in psychology. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new!

Working in education and with people is my passion. I worked with the Fort Carson Army Education Center for three years while in Colorado and spent an additional three years working for military programs with Pikes Peak Community College. Converting military transcripts to civilian education as well as working with soldiers and family members was my primary responsibility. My background also includes almost three years of teaching vocational classes and life skills to adults with developmental disabilities. I am sure I learned more from them than they did from me.

Outside of work, I have a very active family. We are normally found at soccer games, karate classes, diving practice and meets, softball games, motocross races, bike riding and hiking as well as other sporting activities. In my personal time, I enjoy traveling, reading and exploring other cultures. The military allowed me to travel and experience places I only dreamed of and education helped navigate and bridge that path to a better understanding of the world we live in.

I look forward to working with you in your educational endeavors. Reach for the stars and remember, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." - Tim Duncan (NBA MVP)

Service Area
  • Another Choice Virtual Charter School
  • Atlas School
  • Black Canyon High School
  • Cascade Jr/Sr High School
  • Columbia High School
  • Emmett High School
  • Gem State Academy
  • Grace Christian Academy
  • Heartland High School
  • Hope Christian Academy
  • Idaho Connects Online School
  • Marsing High School
  • McCall-Donnelly High School
  • Melba High School
  • Middleton High School
  • Nampa High School
  • Nampa Christian School
  • North Fork School
  • Rocky Mountain High School
  • Skyview High School
  • Union High School
  • Victory Charter School