Contact an International Recruiter

Jerry Jien, Senior Recruitment Officer

Hi! I’m Jerry. I’m passionate about personalizing the university application process and love seeing students transform from qualified applicants to inspirational leaders in the community. I look forward to sharing many of the opportunities that McMaster has to offer.

Regions: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australasia

Spoken languages: English, Mandarin

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Ray Wang, Recruitment Officer

Hi! I’m originally from China but have studied and lived in the UK, Estonia, Sweden, Canada and South Korea. Having lived overseas for many years, I know firsthand the transition and challenges that international students may experience when adjusting to their new life in Canada. I’m excited to share with you and your family and explore your options.

Regions: China, Hong Kong

Spoken languages: English, Mandarin

Leyla Zhang, Recruitment Officer

Hi! I was born and raised China and came to Canada in 2014 to pursue my MA degree in Education. With a strong passion for international student education, I understand the difficulties and challenges that international students may face in Canada, and with a deep knowledge of the Canadian higher education system.

Regions: China

Spoken languages: English, Mandarin

Michelle Gallera Dias, Recruitment Officer

Hi! I’m a passionate individual who loves to travel, meet new people, and experience new cultures, as well as golfing, archery, embroidery and pottery. As a newcomer to Canada myself, I’m committed to supporting a diverse group of students to succeed in their educational journeys. I understand the needs of international students and love to help high school students make informed decisions about their post-secondary journey, while helping to provide a seamless transition to Canada and McMaster University.

Regions: the US, the Caribbean and Brazil

Languages: English, Portuguese

Prerna Tripathi, Recruitment Officer

Hi! I am McMaster’s representative in India, currently living in New Dehli. I have a passion for taking the goals and aspirations of individual students and providing helping them find the best program for their future. If you do not see any available time slots, please e-mail with a list of preferred options and she will respond with further instructions.

Regions: South Asia

Spoken languages: English, Hindi

Yessica Ramirez, Recruitment Officer

Hi, I’m Yessica. Born and raised in Colombia, I started travelling at a young age and have been to over 50 countries. I’m passionate about networking and providing an exceptional recruitment experience to our students. I look forward to meeting you!

Regions: Latin America, Africa, Middle East

Spoken languages: English and Spanish

Nicole Stanfield, Student Services Professional, International

My first big overseas experience was a year spent in China after graduating high school. Since then, I have worked with international students both in Canada and abroad and I understand how difficult it can be to navigate your way in another country. I hope to provide you with a more personal connection to McMaster while clarifying the process of application and admission. I know a little help can go a long way – and I am here to help you! 

Regions: Europe

Spoken languages: English

Tobi Stilwell, Student Services Professional, International

I’m Tobi, one of two student service professionals for the international recruitment team. With over a decade of customer service experience, I strive to make the transition to university as smooth as possible. My passion lies in helping prospective applicants navigate this transitional period, and finding the best fit for you, the student! I’m also a McMaster Alumni (Linguistics with a minor in German studies), and I will be able to speak on student life with as much enthusiasm as I bring to my work.

Regions: New Zealand and Australia

Spoken languages: English