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A selection of our incredible people

Here at Kaplan, we love what we do. We have a wonderful community of talented staff members, who are passionate about giving students the best possible education, and offering industry-leading service levels to agents, sponsors and partner institutions.

We understand that every step of a student’s journey is important, so we work hard to make sure that students are happy with their pathways, their degrees and their educational experience. Each student is unique and we are committed to helping them follow their path, their way.

Find opportunities to join us at Careers at Kaplan International Pathways.

Narawadee “Pla” Phachirapatsorn

Sales Manager, Thailand

I enjoy helping students to choose the right options for them. It is so satisfying to see them start on their path to a great future.

Kevin Romao

Regional Manager, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos

It is key to find the right university for students, but also the right course and town or city to live in. At Kaplan, we look at everything to ensure our students find their perfect path to success.

Kseniia Kraiushkina

Recruitment Manager, Ukraine

I love helping students find their perfect degree and university. There are so many options available and it is important to make the right choice for you — I am here to make that decision easier, and help you follow your path.

Eva Jeon

Assistant Sales Manager - USA Programs

My role at Kaplan is helping to find eligible US Universities and the courses for both Korea-based agents and the students.
It is my pleasure to work with them to decide one of the most exciting moments in their life.

Vanesa Carralero-Lozano

College Services Administrator at Kaplan International College London

As a College Services Administrator I arrange social events and activities to help students make the most of their time at Kaplan International College London, so I think I have one of the best jobs at the College! I know what it’s like to study abroad and I have lots of great memories from that time, so I love creating those unforgettable moments for students. Read my story.

 

Ahmed Attalla

Admissions Officer, UK

Having been an international student myself, I feel that I understand how to help students because I was in the same situation not too long ago. As an Admissions Officer I can draw on my personal experiences to help students follow their path, their way, just like I did. Read my story.

Emily McAfee

Admissions Officer, UK

The best part of my job is seeing students progress to their university degree, knowing that their pathway course led them there. Every day I get to help students find their own path, just like I found mine. Read my story.

Gary Hoang

Admissions Coordinator, UK

I interact with students, parents, sponsors and agents through various applications such as LiveChat, and help students on their path to studying at a university abroad. Through my role as an Admissions Coordinator, I hope to help many international students follow their path, their way. Read my story.

Marcela Williamson

Recruitment Manager, UK

My aim is to always provide a high-quality service to all students looking to study abroad. At Kaplan, I’m part of a fun, multicultural and motivated team who are all committed to helping students achieve success as they follow their path, their way.

Mustafa Al-Tameemi

International Student Adviser, UK

I enjoy getting to know different students every day and guiding them towards the path that’s right for them. Knowing that this guidance will help each and every one of them to achieve their career potential is very rewarding.

Dr Edward Causton

Maths and Physics Tutor at Nottingham Trent International College (UK)

The academic team offers a range of learning activities tailored to your needs, and I am proud to be a part of the Science and Engineering team, winners of the Global Kaplan Way Award for outstanding faculty.

Layla Olford

College Services Administrator at Nottingham Trent International College (UK)

In the College Services team we offer you support and guidance throughout your learning journey. From helping you with any issues you may have, to arranging exciting trips, sports activities, cultural and social events, we do our best to ensure you have the best possible time with us in the UK.

Michelle Gibbons

Head of Programmes, University of Essex International College (UK)

We are committed to providing our students with high-quality courses that prepare them for university. Our classes are designed to be interactive and to encourage team work, as well as independent study, so that students are equipped with the skills needed to succeed at university.

Nick Radley

Head of College Services at University of Essex International College

Our team loves seeing students succeed. We provide you with the support you need to achieve your goals and ambitions in an enjoyable and motivating environment, while creating positive memories that will always be with you.

Daniel Martin

College Director, University of Essex International College (UK)

It’s a great honour to be able to welcome so many students from around the world. My team and I are committed to doing everything we can to support you in gaining a place at such a well-regarded, progressive institution as the University of Essex.

Liudmila Vesnovskaya

Admissions Officer, UK

I really enjoy helping students gain access to the degree that they want to study. We in the Admissions team are committed to offering the best advice and guidance to our students because we want them to succeed, and follow their path, their way.

Philip Neville

Admissions Manager, UK

My team and I work hard to provide students with outstanding service and expert advice. We are committed to helping students through every stage of their application, and we’re always delighted when students are accepted to study at their chosen destination, and can take the next step of their academic journey.

Namwaan Sroysuwan

Admissions Manager, Thailand

Helping students navigate the process of applying to study abroad is what we’re here for. I guide students through everything from visa application to enrolment, and the most rewarding part of my job is seeing students leave for their study destination and start on their path to academic success.

Ioannis Stavrianakis

Admissions Officer, UK

My role is to guide students through the application and admissions process, and help them on their path to studying at a UK university. Our expert knowledge means that we can answer any questions students might have about their application, and ensure that they meet specific requirements and admissions deadlines.

Waqas Ahmed

Head of Admissions, Middle East and North Africa

I’m based in our Dubai Admissions office, and I support my team with applications from students in the Middle East and North Africa. We work hard to ensure that each student is placed at the right university for them, and finds an exciting degree that will help them on the path to a successful future.

Mohit Sehgal

Senior Admissions Manager, India

I specialise in helping students from India study a degree abroad. I advise on everything from entry requirements to visa applications so that the process is as easy as possible for my students.

Sulaf Abuelbashar

Admissions Officer, UK

I really enjoy helping students from many different educational backgrounds explore the degrees and universities that suit them best. It’s great to know that I’ve helped them on their path to success.

Irina Scitilina

US Applications and Operations Manager

As a US Applications and Operations Manager, I help students apply to degrees and preparation courses at our partner universities in the USA. I give advice about the different study options available and I guide students through the admissions process. Read my story.

Jessica Harris

Senior Recruitment Manager, Middle East and North Africa

I love helping students find their path to the best university and degree for them. With so much choice out there, it can be a difficult decision to make – that’s why we take the time to understand each student’s individual needs. Knowing that I’ve helped a student prepare for their future is the most rewarding part of my job.

Sophia Lopez Weitz

Assistant Recruitment Manager, Onshore and EU

I believe learning overseas can enhance your life immensely. Through my role at Kaplan, I maintain a close relationship with agents in the UK and Europe, making sure students are fully informed and supported when exploring Kaplan’s courses and opportunities.

Owain Llwyd

Regional Manager, Middle East and North Africa

We are experts in higher education around the world, and it makes us very happy to see how students that we counselled are succeeding abroad, both academically and professionally.

Onur Balaban

Recruitment Manager, Turkey

I love to introduce students to new cultures, and give detailed advice about studying at Kaplan Pathways. With our wide range of options, I am confident we can find a suitable course and study destination to match your needs.

Professor Gary Prosser

College Director, University of Nottingham International College (UK)

As Director of the University of Nottingham International College, I have the pleasure of overseeing the education of talented young people from all over the world. I look forward to welcoming students into the global learning community at Nottingham, and seeing them progress to university.

Aneta Swiercz

Head of College Services at Bournemouth University International College (UK)

I look forward to meeting you in Bournemouth where my team and I will support you on every step of your journey, making sure that your experience is successful and enjoyable. One of our goals is to ensure that our students have the best experience possible, so we will aid you throughout your studies. 

Steven Coulter

Head of College Services at Liverpool International College (UK)

We’re here to help students on their educational journey, providing the support they need to succeed. Studying abroad is a hugely exciting experience in life, and we’ll do everything we can to make it rewarding and memorable.

Francis Griffin

Director of International Pathways, Northeastern University (Boston, USA)

As our key liaison with Northeastern University (NU), Francis is responsible for advocating and coordinating programs for international students, managing the daily operations of the programs, and overseeing wrap-around student support services.

Previously, Francis was Assistant Director of NU’s Boston-based pathway programs. Prior to that, he taught English as a Second Language, and helped develop an ESL school in China and an educational placement agency for Chinese high school students in Boston.

Wisam Afisa

Senior Recruitment Manager, Onshore and EU

I advise students on their options for higher education, and which university degree is best for them. I answer their questions about destination cities, applications, visa processes, and even daily life in their new home. It brings me great satisfaction to help students transform their lives.

Andrew Thick

Senior Vice President

Based at our Head Office in London, Andrew leads Kaplan International Pathways, the higher education division of Kaplan International.

Andrew has more than 30 years’ experience in international education, as a teacher, academic leader, college head and managing director.

Before joining Kaplan, Andrew served as Chairman of the ISIS Group and was the Chief Executive Officer of Study Group for 9 years, overseeing its rapid expansion. Prior to that, he fulfilled a number of senior management roles at Education First (EF).

Kelly Pattison

College Director, Murdoch Institute of Technology

Being surrounded by people from all around the world is the best part of this job. I love watching the students here settle into their studies and be successful. It’s fabulous working with staff who care so much about our students.

Vivien Leung

Student Recruitment Manager for Australia Pathways

Dedicating myself to the overseas education business has allowed me to help realise students’ dreams, and pave the way for success in their future careers. I’m delighted to work for two Australian institutions, giving me opportunities to cater for the needs of students who want to experience life in sunny Australia!

Phan Thi Thanh Tam

US Market Manager

I am a US Market Manager for southern Vietnam. I have extensive experience in the US education industry and have worked in student recruitment and consultancy for a US educational organization for 4 years. My passion is to help students achieve their dreams of studying in the USA and see them succeed at university and beyond.

Amauche Ibegbulem

Marketing Liaison and Recruitment Manager

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, and I have derived great joy in walking the distance with students and parents, providing them with the information required for their higher education journey.  Parents and students have a lot of questions to ask, and I guide them through each step while making sure they feel confident about their choice.

Fadi Aboul Hosn

Senior International Market Manager, UK

My role at Kaplan includes helping both students and UK-based agents to find the most suitable course at University. Being an international student myself when I came to the UK, I understand how challenging  studying abroad can be. I understand how important it is for students to receive the right support and advice while taking this big step in their life.  I feel that I am well positioned to understand the needs of international students, and I’m  happy to share this experience when speaking to students, either in English or Arabic.

Capucine Mabika

Australia Pathways Recruitment Manager for Middle East and Africa

I can answer any questions you have, and identify your best route to studying in Australia. I often travel around UAE, Central, East and Southern Africa to counsel students, so you can come and meet me in your home country!

Paul Lafferty

Director of UK Colleges

As Director of Colleges, I’m driven by the idea of transforming students’ futures. We equip all of our students for success, and support them in achieving their academic and personal goals.

José Trujillo

Recruitment Manager, Americas

We are experts in higher education around the world, and we are very happy to see students from the Americas who we counsel succeeding abroad, both academically and professionally.

We are passionate about connecting students with the best university for them.

Simran Souni

Admissions Manager

As an Admissions Manager, I assess applications from students based all around the world. I am familiar with many different education systems, so I can advise which course and university is right for your qualifications. I really enjoy helping students follow their path, and providing support from the application stage right through to enrolment.

Martin Brown

Director of Recruitment

Working with students to help find a pathway and a university course for them is a real joy. I love changing lives and helping students achieve their dreams.

Ronké Alao

Student Support Manager at the University of York International Pathway College (UK)

The most rewarding thing about working at the Pathway College is helping students first-hand to develop academically and socially. It’s great to see them grow as individuals and learn new things, enabling them to progress to their degree at the University of York.

Samuel Kwan

Associate Director, Admissions

As a member of the Admissions team, I help international students secure a place on one of our courses. I guide them through the application process and obtaining a visa, and give them all the support they need as they are admitted to their programme – one that will open up incredible new opportunities for them.

Paloma Bernar

Senior Recruitment Manager, Americas

One of the biggest pleasures of my work is seeing how happy students are when they reach a milestone in their educational journey – whether it’s being accepted onto a course, or progressing to university. My job is to give great advice about what is best for each student, and to help set them on the path to future success.

Nanhi Mann

Regional Director, Indian subcontinent

As Regional Director at a Kaplan country office, I support students from the start of their journey in their home country, to the time they arrive at one of our study locations to start their course.

My most important role is giving confidence to your parents, and reassuring them that you will be well looked after throughout your time with us — we really care about your welfare.

Emily Yoon

Regional Manager, North Asia

I find it very exciting to meet students in Korea. I am always here to listen and encourage those who wish to make academic and career plans for the future.

Andy Quin

College Director in London (UK)

Everything we do at the College is designed for you as an international student. I am confident that our one-to-one tutorial sessions, excellent support services and innovative teaching techniques will allow you to fulfil your potential. I assure you of a very warm welcome, and I look forward to seeing you progress to and succeed on your university degree.

Clare Cairns

Senior Director, Recruitment and Admissions

Clare heads up a global recruitment team who provide advice on higher education opportunities for students and parents in their home countries, and support Kaplan’s trusted partner agents.

She has worked in the international education industry since 2008. Previously, she worked in the international exchanges and educational travel industries in the USA. She has lived in 4 countries and worked in over 40.

Ricard Giner

Vice President, Partnership Development

After 5 years of successfully leading Kaplan Pathways’ global online and offline marketing initiatives on behalf of our university partners, Ricard now directs Kaplan’s higher education development strategy.

Ricard has almost 20 years of experience leading marketing for international education and travel organisations.

He studied Philosophy and Social Anthropology at the University of Kent (UK), and Philosophy at graduate level at the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London (UK).

Mehriban Nicholson

Head of Recruitment, Russia/CIS and Turkey

I specialise in counselling students about our online degrees, as well as Foundation, A level and GCSE courses at our MPW partner colleges.

We work hard to ensure that every student finds the right path for them, and our regional expertise really helps us tailor our advice to each student’s needs.

Linda Cowan

Senior Vice President, UK and Middle East

Linda is responsible for all pathway colleges in the UK and for projects in the Middle East.

She has been working in international education since 1992 across a wide range of markets on several continents.

Linda has over 10 years’ experience working for UK universities, plus expertise in partnership work with universities in a number of countries.

Clare Rawlins

Vice President, Recruitment and Enrolment

Clare’s role at Kaplan is truly international, leading a recruitment and enrolment team that spans 10 countries. The team prides itself on its world-class customer service and in-depth market knowledge.

Clare has worked in over 30 countries and holds particular expertise in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. She also has a wealth of experience in supporting and shaping university internationalisation strategies.

Previously, Clare spent many years in the English language and higher education industries.

Iain Brennan

College Services Director at the University of York International Pathway College (UK)

Here at the University of York International Pathway College, we offer fantastic services to students. My job is to ensure that students here have everything they need to succeed in their studies, and have an enjoyable, rewarding experience in the UK.

Dr Kevin Smith

College Director at Nottingham Trent International College (UK)

We take great pride in providing our students with everything they need to achieve their education goals. My team and I look forward to welcoming you to the College, where you can take your first steps towards academic and career success.

Kevin Richardson

Student Support Officer (Events) at Liverpool International College (UK)

Our priority is allowing students to focus on their studies and enjoy the city of Liverpool. By choosing to stay with us, you’ll benefit from friendly staff, first-rate facilities and convenient locations.

Gaye Harrison

Head of College Services at the University of Nottingham International College (UK)

There will always be someone to assist you as you progress through your studies. We will be on hand to help you achieve your academic goals and ensure that you have a rewarding, fun-filled and memorable experience!

Francesca Colangelo

Student Services Administrator at UWE Bristol’s International College (UK)

Our friendly and welcoming team is always here to help and answer any questions you may have. One of our goals is to ensure that our students have the best experience possible, so we will always support you through your studies. I studied at UWE Bristol myself, so I know just what it’s like to be a student here!

Namy Yu

Accommodation and Arrivals Manager at UWE Bristol’s International College (UK)

There is no better place for students to live than at our student housing in Bristol. It features first-rate facilities, comfortable rooms and immediate on-site assistance from friendly and helpful staff. The students here find it easy to make new friends, and benefit from the perfect environment for study. I’m here to help you settle into your new home!

Francesca Dorrington

Head of Student Services at the University of Brighton International College (UK)

We will ensure that you receive all the support you need while studying at the College, helping you to achieve your academic goals, and to enjoy yourself at the same time. This will prepare you for the best possible start to your chosen degree at the University of Brighton.

Dr. Edward “Ted” Miller

Professor for International Pathways at Northeastern University (US).

I’m here to help students develop their critical thinking skills, and to guide them to develop their own conclusions based on available evidence.

I love to see my students grow in confidence and become excited by what I’m teaching. I’m passionate about the material I teach, and students can see that.

Annette Miller

Instructor and Tutor for International Pathways at Pace University (US).

I love working with international students because I want to see them succeed. Higher education in another language can be overwhelming, so providing them support is very satisfying. I also love learning from them — international students bring diverse ideas and experiences to the classroom that I would not be able to learn elsewhere.