Kelsey Joseph ’14 Associate Director of Intercultural Development


Kelsey Joseph ’14

As associate director of intercultural development, Kelsey Joseph is responsible for the cultural transitioning and student development needs of Northwestern’s international students, as well as for helping support American students of color. She works closely with the college's international admissions and financial aid counselor to ensure international students’ immigration needs are met. She also leads Northwestern’s international programs, manages relationships with partner institutions overseas, coordinates ESL services for students who need them, and serves on the Diversity Resource Committee.

Kelsey is a Northwestern graduate with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Prior to joining NWC's staff, she served as the My Day Program lead for Hope Haven, an organization the provides disability services and advocacy. While in college, she traveled to Haiti on a Summer of Service, where she met her now-husband, Elesson (Papito) Joseph, and became immersed in the complexities of immigration law as she and Papito made plans to marry and establish a home here in the U.S. They now live in Sibley with their two sons.