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!
I am an Outreach Advisor at the College of Western Idaho. I help students learn about the admissions process and apply to the college. My career background is in education and disability support services. As an Outreach Advisor, I am able to assist students pursue all of their higher education goals!
I was born in England but raised in Idaho and attended both the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University. During college I was involved in Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Teacher Education Association. Outside of work I enjoy reading a good book, watching TV shows, exercising, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends.
My name is Oster Hernandez and I am originally from Lamont, California. I moved to Nampa, Idaho in February, 1994 and have lived here ever since. Growing up, going to college never crossed my mind. After high school I went on with my life working at different types of places that got me by, but never was what I really wanted to do. At age 35 I decided to take my life in a different direction and do something different, which was go to college. Four years later I found myself walking down the aisle and graduating from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.
The hard work, experience, and knowledge that I acquired at the university gave me the courage and strength to go after a career that would help others do the same thing I did. Today I work at the College of Western Idaho and have been here since February 2, 2014. I started out in the Assessment & Testing Center and now I am a proud member of the CWI Outreach Advising team! I am excited to continue my passion for helping people and look forward to connecting with people in my community. My goal is to encourage and motivate students from all walks of life to go after their dreams and achieve academic success at the College of Western Idaho!
Working at the College of Western Idaho has allowed me to reach students at all stages in life and help them pursue their short and long term goals. Although my career background is diverse, as a Work Study in College I fell in love with Higher Education and finding my way back has been rewarding and challenging at the same time!
I am born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and attended college at Eastern Oregon University. While obtaining my Bachelor’s degree I fell in love with the Northwest and have finally found my way back to the area. Outside of work I enjoy being outdoors as much as the weather permits, sports, reading a good book, food, and spending time with my husband and son.