Meet our International Recruitment Team

The Mohawk International Recruitment team is responsible for leading the international recruitment strategy, including applicant support, relationship management and network development, and liaises with key internal and external partners to ensure the College’s ability to meet our enrolment goals.


The team also supports developing and implementing critical college-wide objectives focused on growing our international programs while attracting and retaining highly qualified students from around the world.

Contact Us
Location: Room J137 at Fennell Campus
Email: Submit your inquiry through our online form

Phone (Toll-Free):
From North China: 10-800-714-2521
From South China: 10-800-140-2541
From Brazil: 0800-022-7408
From Philippines: 180011102544

Director: Peter Bondy
Manager: Nancy Pitman
Business Development Managers: Ricardo Rivera, Nathan (Nam) Tran

Nancy Pitman

Nancy Pitman
Recruitment Manager, International

Nancy guides our recruitment efforts and teams that work with students and partners in Africa, Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caribbean. She also provides leadership on recruitment and outreach initiatives here in Canada ensuring that we develop programming that supports our partners and students alike. You can often find her leading our Webinar Wednesday series!

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 3223
Email: nancy.pitman [at] (nancy[dot]pitman[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Language: English

Raquel Cayco
International Agent Management Coordinator

Raquel's main focus is to oversee the international agent network of the college which encompasses agent management and evaluation, agent communications and engagement, agent training support and events management.  With her extensive experience as a marketing communications leader, results-driven strategist and a student-centric storyteller, she has passion for introducing and executing new strategic plan frameworks to help strengthen partner relationships - all geared towards driving positive change and nourishing a reputable diverse community of Canada-based and overseas agents who are dedicated to effectively support Mohawk international students in their application journey.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4964
Email:  raquel.cayco [at] (raquel[dot]cayco[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Language: English and Pilipino

Vinay Joshi
Market Specialist - India, South Asia

Vinay works with students and partners from India. As a Mohawk graduate, he uses his personal knowledge and expertise to guide students as they begin their studies in Canada. He is committed to helping students integrate into their new life in Hamilton and to help them develop into successful Mohawk graduates. 

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4661
Email: vinay.joshi [at] (vinay[dot]joshi[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English, Hindi, and Punjabi

Svitlana Kirnosova

Lana Belau
Market Specialist – Europe & Eurasia
(Maternity Leave, until March 2024)

Lana works with students and partners from across Europe and Eurasia. A dedicated professional and a former international student her passion is helping students realize their goals and build their life in Canada.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext.4104
Email: svitlana.belau [at] (svitlana[dot]belau[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Blog: Study Work Canada (Russian)
Languages: English, Russian and Ukrainian

Arkadiy Zhidelev
Market Specialist – Europe & Eurasia
(backfilling Lana until March 2024)

Arkadiy works with students and partners from Europe & Central Asia. He strives to help students achieve their academic and career goals by perceiving Canadian education and choosing their paths and programs at Mohawk College. Arkadiy has over 21 years of experience of working in international education. Having lived, worked and studied in 7 countries, he shares his personal and professional experience to help others succeed abroad. 

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext.4104
Email: arkadiy.zhidelev [at] (arkadiy[dot]zhidelev[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English, Russian, German and Ukrainian

Portrait of David Thompson

David Thompson
Market Specialist - Africa and the Caribbean

David works with students and partners from across Africa. As a Mohawk graduate, he knows first-hand about the value of international education and is passionate about guiding students on their own journey to success.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4146
Email: david.thompson31 [at] (david[dot]thompson31[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English and Yoruba

Rivera Ricardo

Ricardo Rivera
Business Development Manager - Mexico, Central & South America

Ricardo works with students and partners from Latin America. He prides himself on developing positive relationships with all of his partners and students. In particular, he enjoys helping students choose the right education to fulfill their career goals and contributes to helping them achieve a positive Canadian experience.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4029
Email: ricardo.rivera [at] (ricardo[dot]rivera[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English and Spanish 

Portrait of Nathan (Nam) Tran

Nathan (Nam) Tran
Business Development Manager - China, East Asia, Southeast Asia

Nathan has years of experience working with students and partners from the region and would be happy to provide wholehearted support for your success at Mohawk College. He enjoys interacting daily with students and partners as well as traveling within the region to advocate his strong belief that international education transforms lives.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4892
Email: nathan.tran [at] (nathan[dot]tran[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English and Vietnamese

Portrait of Breska Ulhaq

Breska Ulhaq
Market Specialist - the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (exclude Sri Lanka, and Mauritius)

Breska works with students and agent partners from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia regions. As an immigrant to Canada and a recent post-secondary graduate herself, she connects with the experience of discovering opportunities in a new country and the excitement of personal growth through higher education.  She is enthusiastic about supporting students with their transition to Mohawk and with their exciting academic journey ahead. 

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 4470
Email: breska.ulhaq [at] (breska[dot]ulhaq[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English, Dari, Farsi, and Hindi

Sabrina Dias Andrade
Market Specialist – Latin America

As a Market Specialist, my mission is to connect students from Latin America (including Brazil) with opportunities for studying at our institution. I strive to present our university in a captivating manner, addressing applicants' questions, facilitating the application process, and providing support at every step. My work extends beyond borders, involving international travel to meet prospective students in person and share valuable information about Canada and Hamilton. In doing so, I play a pivotal role in turning dreams into reality, positively impacting students' lives by opening doors to enriching educational experiences on our campus.

Phone: +1-905-977-1493
Email: sabrina.dias-andrade [at] (sabrina[dot]dias-andrade[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish

Portrait of Thuy Dam

Thuy Dam
Market Specialist – Digital Recruitment

With a passion for bringing the transformative power of education to students worldwide, Thuy Dam brings 15+ years of experience in higher education and NGOs to Mohawk International. She collaborates closely with her global team members to delve into the unique insights of international student life journeys, spanning from the initial consideration to applying, through their arrival, campus life, graduation, and beyond. Embracing a holistic, inclusive, and equitable perspective, the student-centric approach serves as the foundation of our digital recruitment strategy. Guided by empathy, curiosity, and compassion, Thuy is dedicated to advocating for equal access to education for every student.

Phone: +1-365-323-5549
Email: thuy.dam [at] (thuy[dot]dam[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English, Cantonese, and Vietnamese

Portrait of Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen
Market Specialist - Southeast Asia

Kim Tuan has years of experience in teaching at universities, counselling and working with students and partners from Southeast Asia and would be happy to provide wholehearted support for your success at Mohawk College. Being a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RICI - IRB), he can advise on necessary study permits and visa application enquiries. He enjoys interacting daily with students and partners as well as travelling within the region to advocate his strong belief that Mohawk College can help realize your dreams.

Phone: +1-905-575-1212 ext. 3730
Email: kim-tuan.nguyen [at] (kim-tuan[dot]nguyen[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English and Vietnamese

Portrait of Ray Rao

Kailang (Ray) Rao
Market Specialist - China & East Asia

Ray works with students and partners from China and East Asia. He has twelve years of experience working in international education. Ray focused on providing easy access and timely support to all students and partners in the region. As a former international student in Canada, he believes Mohawk education is an education without borders.

Phone: +1 289 556 7951 
Email: kailang.rao [at] (kailang[dot]rao[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English and Mandarin

Mohawk Representatives Overseas

Mohawk employs representatives in several overseas locations, they work directly with our market specialists to support agent-partner and student success within their regions. You can connect directly with them if you want more information on how to become a student at Mohawk College. 

Portrait of Mina Kim

Hyemin (Mina) Kim
In-Market Representative - East Asia

As a proud Mohawk College alumnus, Mina provides high-quality services to students and agent partners from South Korea and Japan. She understands most international students' challenges and knows how to support them to succeed at Mohawk College. 

She encourages international students to leave their comfort zones and expand their social and professional networks to achieve their academic and career goals in Canada. Additionally, she helps students develop confidence and engagement within the Mohawk and Hamilton communities.

Mina also seeks to establish dynamic partnerships and offer global experiences to create new opportunities for partnership development with agents and higher education institutions in East Asia.

Phone: +82-10-9937-0988
Email: kr [at] (kr[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English and Korean

Portrait of Tra Dang

Tra Dang
In-Market Representative - Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam

Tra collaborates with students and partners in Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. As a former international student herself, she has a genuine passion for aiding students in discovering the ideal academic fit at Mohawk. Tra firmly believes that her dedicated guidance makes her a valuable resource for international students aspiring to pursue higher education and a fulfilling life in Canada.

Phone: +84-93-6009193
Email: vn [at] (vn[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Languages: English and Vietnamese


Yunxiang (Jeremy) Cai 蔡云翔
In-market Representative - China 

Jeremy Cai is a Mohawk in-market representative in  China with over 10 years of successful experience in market development and recruiting Chinese students studying in Canada.  Jeremy specializes in building customer relations with educational partners, providing solid customer services to students and partners.  He well understands market and student need for college study in Canada.  He also was an international student in Canada, and completed his Master's Degree.  He is committed to using his professional knowledge and experience studying in Canada that to assist your inquiry with effective communication.

Phone: +86-19112819884
Email: [at] (china[dot]office[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
微信 (WeChat): MohawkChina
Language: Mandarin, English and French

Jelson Sales
Region of Support: Philippines and Indonesia

Jelson is a highly motivated and delivery-focused professional who consistently prioritizes student and agent satisfaction. He achieves this by establishing strong relationships with prospective Filipino students and partners. His passion for travel has led him to explore numerous countries, enabling him to immerse himself in diverse cultures, witness unique traditions, and connect with individuals from various backgrounds. Jelson firmly believes that the most impactful way to enhance a person's life is through the transformation of the mind, which he views as an outcome of education.

Email: ph [at] (ph[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Language: English, Filipino, and Hiligaynon

Ana Maria

Ana Maria Romero Torres
Region of Support: Colombia

Ana Maria works with students and educational partners from Colombia, where she is located. She has more than 5 years of experience working with international students from Colombia and the Latin American market. 

Ana Maria was an international student for 2 years in Canada and she uses her personal experience and her educational background to help students achieve their educational goals. She is enthusiastic, and she is willing to provide the best quality of support to students in this new adventure in Canada. 

Phone: +57- 313-3970024
Email: colombia [at] (colombia[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Language: English and Spanish

Jignasha Muhindi
Region of Support: Africa

Contact: nepal [at] (africa[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)

Hari Adhikari
Region of Support: Nepal

Contact: nepal [at] (nepal[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)