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West Regional Contacts

Welcome!

Our application review process is grounded in a holistic approach coupled with a commitment to college access. This means that understanding our applicants’ context is paramount to our work. To further this understanding, our admission directors are on regional teams. By focusing on a particular area of the world, we gain better insight into your high school and community settings.

We also hope these regional teams make it easier for you to find answers to your questions about admissions. Within a team, each member serves as a contact for a specific geographic area. To find your admissions contact, identify the area below where your high school is located. And please know that there is no pressure to reach out, as contacting our office has no impact on your application review or admission decision!

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- Valerie, Niyo, Sue, Erick and Kandise

Regional Information Sessions

Event Date/Time Register
Northwestern Young Alumni Panel Tuesday, October 18
6:00 p.m. PDT
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Northwestern Comes to Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah Wednesday, October 19
4:30 p.m. MDT
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Regional Contacts

Updated 8/12/22

Region Staff Email
Alaska Sue Kwan
(She/Her)
Email
American Samoa Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
California: Bay Area (East and North Bay) Erick Lopez
(He/Him)
Email
California: Bay Area (San Francisco, Peninsula and South Bay) and Central Coast Valerie Smith
(She/Her)
Email
California: Central Valley Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
California: Northern California (north of Santa Rosa) including Sacramento Erick Lopez
(He/Him)
Email
California: Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Riverside and San Bernardino) Kandise Le Blanc
(She/Her)
Email
California: Southern California (San Diego, San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara and West Ventura Counties) Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
Hawaii Valerie Smith
(She/Her)
Email
Guam Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
Idaho Sue Kwan
(She/Her)
Email
Montana Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
Northern Mariana Islands Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
Nevada Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
Oregon Sue Kwan
(She/Her)
Email
Utah Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email
Washington Valerie Smith
(She/Her)
Email
Wyoming Niyo Moraza-Keeswod (He/They) Email