The SI-UK North America Team
Welcome to Study in UK North America, where our dynamic team of passionate individuals thrives on connecting aspiring students with unparalleled educational opportunities in the United Kingdom. Our dedicated staff, located across Canada and the United States, brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to guide you through every step of your academic journey.
The majority of our team is comprised of graduates from UK universities, and are more than just a support system; we are your companions on the path to success. Nestled in the diverse provinces of Ontario, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia, our Consultants are strategically located to provide personalized assistance tailored to your unique needs.
Whether you're dreaming of the historic streets of London or the charming landscapes of Scotland, our team is here to transform your academic aspirations into a reality. Get ready to embark on an educational adventure like no other, with the Study in UK team as your dedicated guide. Meet the faces that make our mission possible, and let's shape your future together!
Vicki Fox, Director
Hometown: Kent, England / Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: Loughborough University, UK
Vicki Fox is from Kent, England and is one of the founding partners of SI-UK Global. She graduated from Loughborough University in Computing and Management, before moving into the IT and management consulting industry. After a period of five years in Japan with SI-UK, she moved to London to head up the London office. She has counselled thousands of students regarding education options in the UK and is extremely well versed in the education sector. Vicki is responsible for company marketing, enhancing technology at SI-UK and business development.
Dwayne Gallagher, Director
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: University of Toronto
After graduating from the University of Toronto, Canada, Dwayne Gallagher has spent over ten years in the UK, Europe and Northeast Asia managing and directing companies related to international education. Dwayne has worked very closely with the British Council, a large number of government organizations and UK universities in the area of international student recruitment. Dwayne is responsible for overseeing the global management of SI-UK.
Orion Judge, Director
Hometown: London, England
Academic Background: University of Toronto, York University, McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier Univ: B.A., M.A., BEd.,LLB.
Orion is from London, England and holds degrees from four top universities including an LL.B specializing in International law, an M.A. and a BEd. After graduation, Orion co-founded a nationally recognized multimedia company. For the past 12 years, he has worked in the international education sector, promoting UK Education and closely collaborating with UK universities and the British Council. Orion is responsible for global operations, marketing, partnerships and strategic planning at SI-UK.
Laurence Kelly, Marketing Manager
Hometown: London, England / New York, US
Academic Background: English Literature (BA), University of Kent, UK
Laurence completed his BA in Comparative Literature, at the University of Kent, before spending a year teaching in Spain after graduating in 2015. On his return to the UK, he worked in Financial Services before moving to Toronto in late 2019. Laurence is responsible for company marketing such as events management, lead generation campaigns, social media and website updates.
Andrew Greener, Marketing Coordinator
Hometown: Kinross, Scotland / Kitchener, Canada
Academic Background: History (BA), University of Stirling, UK
Andrew graduated from the University of Stirling, Scotland, in 2017, achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Andrew has worked in both private education, teaching English as a foreign language, and digital marketing. He moved to Toronto, Canada in 2018 and has worked in digital marketing and sales for 5+ years. Andrew has been employed by SI-UK North America since 2021, marketing UK universities to both Canadian and American prospective students.
Rajpreet Kaur, Administration and Application Assistant
Hometown: Punjab, India / Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: Guru Nanak Dev University, India & Lambton College, Canada
Rajpreet completed her MBA in India and then graduated from Lambton College in Toronto in 2023 with a Marketing Management and Professional Sales degree. She has worked for 6 years as an Education Consultant in both India and Canada. Joining the SI-UK Toronto team in 2022, Rajpreet is responsible for processing student applications, managing student documents, and assisting the marketing team.
Ashna Babbar, Application Manager
Hometown: New Dehli, India / Vancouver, Canada
Academic Background: History (BA), University of Delhi, India
Ashna graduated from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, in 2012. She is equipped with a wealth of experience spanning eight years in overseeing the intricate application procedures for UK universities. Graduating in 2012, Ashna served as the International Application Team Leader at SI-UK India for six years before making the transition to SI-UK's Vancouver office in 2023. Notably, she possesses in-depth knowledge of processing UK applications, showcasing her expertise in guiding and supporting international students through the intricate application journey.
Jaitee Parulekar, Managing Consultant
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: MBA, Bangor University, UK
Jaitee completed her MBA at Bangor University in Wales in the UK. As a former international student and with six years of experience counselling students on options in the UK, Jaitee is well versed in the UK Education system and is a senior education consultant at SI-UK. Jaitee specializes in Law, Pharmacy, Business, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine programmes in the UK. Jaitee is our resident visa specialist too!
Wajiya Amjad, Senior Consultant
Hometown: Leeds, England / Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: Chemistry (BSc), Keele University, UK
Wajiya is from West Yorkshire, England, and completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Keele University. During her undergraduate degree, she completed an international year at the University of Guelph which has given her a unique insight into navigating both the North American and UK university systems. Now living and working in Canada, Wajiya is passionate about guiding students toward achieving their own international education goals.
Anne Byrne, Senior Consultant
Hometown: Halifax, Canada
Academic Background: Dalhousie University
Anne is from Halifax, Canada and graduated from Dalhousie University with degrees in both science (BSc) and architecture (BEDS). Following the completion of her degree, Anne spent considerable time travelling throughout the UK, Europe, and South America. She has worked closely with several global Education Technology (EdTech) companies, to enhance and improve students' education outcomes in the virtual setting. Anne is passionate about helping SI-UK students achieve their educational goals.
Hiam Haddad, Senior Consultant
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: York University, Canada & Law (LLB), University of Southampton, UK
Hiam graduated from York University with a BA in political science. She then went to the University of Southampton in 2014 and did a two-year LLB. program (JD pathway program). This program was catered to Canadian students particularly. Between 2016-2017 Hiam completed both NCA bar exams while articling. She articled for a criminal defence firm in downtown Toronto for 10 months. Hiam was then called to the bar of Ontario in June 2019. After articling, she worked as a lawyer from 2019 - 2021. She now works with SI-UK North America to advise students on the ins and outs of the NCA process, becoming a lawyer in Canada with a UK degree and what studying Law in the UK entails.
Samuel Sadler, Senior Consultant
Hometown: Wolverhampton, England / Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: Nottingham Trent University & University of Hull
Samuel is from Wolverhampton, England and studied at both Nottingham Trent University and at the University of Hull. Samuel graduated with a BSc in Geography from NTU in 2016 and in 2021 he graduated with an MSc in Renewable Energy from Hull. Following his postgraduate study, Samuel moved to Toronto, Canada in 2021 to further his professional career. From completing both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK, Sam knows the application process well and is keen to help prospective students with their application journey.
Sara Farazi, Consultant
Hometown: Tehran, Iran / Toronto, Canada
Academic Background: Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran & Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
Sara graduated with a Master's degree in Psychology in 2017, after which she served as an Education Consultant in Iran, assisting students to apply to UK universities. Sara then moved to Canada where she graduated with a Child and Youth Care degree from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2022. She began working for SI-UK in 2023, deepening her understanding of the UK's educational landscape, providing insights into the nuances of the Canadian and US education systems as well as allowing her to assist students effectively in navigating university admissions. Sara tells us that working at SI-UK has allowed her to connect with students and help them achieve their academic goals. To her this is not just a job; it's a fulfilling intersection of her academic background and professional expertise.
Tim Pilkington, Consultant
Hometown: Nottingham, England / Vancouver, Canada
Academic Background: the University of East Anglia, International Relations (BA)
Tim has worked in international education for close to ten years, having worked at the University of East Anglia, the University of Nottingham and at the University of Essex, where he managed the US and Canadian markets. Now working with SI-UK North America, Tim enjoys promoting the excellent opportunities that a UK education has to offer for North American students.
Contact SI-UK to book a meeting with our Vancouver team either over the phone or at our Vancouver Office.
SI-UK is proud to work with a number of experts in their fields. Speak to your Consultant to learn more about how these professionals support our student's applications.
Dr. Muhammad C., Medicine Specialist
Academic Background: Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London
Dr. Muhammad C. is a Clinical Fellow with 8 years of clinical experience working in London. His main specialty is General Surgery. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. He also received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Infection and Immunity from the same institution. He supports our Medicine applicants with interview preparation and has been working with SI-UK for 5 years.
Rahul S., UCAT Trainer
Academic Background: Current University of Cambridge Medical Student
Rahul is a Fourth-year medical student studying at the University of Cambridge and has lots of experience tutoring students for the UCAT as well as generally prepping them for the medical admissions process. With a UCAT score of 3400, Rahul was among the top UCAT scores in the world during the 2018/19 admissions cycle. As well as Cambridge, he also applied to and received offers from King's College London and the University of Edinburgh, and received a scholarship offer from Imperial College London. Rahul has delivered presentations on medical admissions to 100s of students, and organized a medical admissions conference for over 100 attendees, considering all aspects of the admissions process.
Manal K., Medicine Application Editor
Academic Background: Current University of Nottingham Medical Student
Manal is a Third-year medical student at the University of Nottingham. Her UCAT score was in the 90th percentile during the 2020/2021 admission cycle. She has extensive experience tutoring students for their UCAT and helping them prepare for the medical school admissions process. Through her guidance, Manal has helped students receive offers at the University of Nottingham, the University of Southampton, and the University of Liverpool to name a few.
Sarah F., BVetMed, Ph.D. Candidate, Veterinary School Specialist
Academic Background: Ph.D. Student from the Royal Veterinary College, UK
Sarah rejoined the Royal Veterinary College in October September 2017 to undertake a Ph.D. to investigate non-invasive ways to detect seizures in dogs with epilepsy. Prior to this Sarah graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015 as a veterinary surgeon. After graduating, Sarah worked for 18 months at a first opinion practice and then went on to do a one-year rotating internship at Eastcott Veterinary Clinic and Hospital. She supports our veterinary medicine students with their applications to UK universities, preparing them for university interviews and reading through their personal statements. Sarah has been with SI-UK, assisting students with their Veterinary University applications since 2019. Each year, SI-UK supports students from North America with their application to Vet Med School in the UK.
Jamie Weatherill, Veterinary School Specialist
Academic Background: Student from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, UK
Jamie Weatherill is a third-year Veterinary Medicine Student at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Originally from Barrie Ontario, Jamie has much knowledge to share about moving to the UK as well as being successful in the Interviewing process. Jamie has had extensive training in the ins/outs of Vet Med interviews as well as practical experience at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Surrey with each interview resulting in an offer. As well, his connections with peers and vet schools across the UK such as Liverpool, Royal Veterinary College and Nottingham, provide vital information about their respective interview styles. Jamie has helped many students receive their offers and become confident and prepared to go into the interview process.
Taylor Z., Personal Statement Editor
Academic Background: Sheridan College, Canada
Taylor is a Freelance Editor with SI-UK, she graduated from Sheridan College, Ontario in 2021 with a BA (Hons) degree in Creative Writing & Publishing. Taylor has 5 years of editing experience and 4 years of professional writing experience.
She has worked for Sheridan College, assisting students with their portfolios, personal statements, website content and project descriptions and also for a publishing house and university magazine. Taylor currently assists SI-UK students with editing Personal Statements, making sure that the statement best represents a student, and improving their chances of offers from UK universities.
Learn more about who we are, what services we offer, our university partners and what our students have said about us by visiting our About Us page. Free consultations with our education experts will set you on the right path toward studying in the UK.
The team at SI-UK looks forward to hearing from you.