Natalie Valenzuela joined the Northern Nevada International Center as a Program Specialist for international visitors in 2021. She previously interned for NNIC, assisting their international exchanges and refugee resettlement departments. As a Program Specialist, Natalie helps in the logistical planning and implementation of cultural exchange programs, including the Open World and Mandela Washington Fellowship programs. Natalie earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017 in International Affairs with a focus in regional studies of Asia. Outside of work, she enjoys trying new restaurants, playing tennis and traveling.