Blanche Macdonald

International Marketing Team

International Marketing Director

Beauty School Marketing Director, Jaye Klippenstein

Jaye Wong Klippenstein - International Marketing Director

We are pleased to announce that Jaye Wong Klippenstein has taken on the role of International Marketing Director for the Blanche Macdonald Centre.

Jaye is an exceptional individual who has worked with international clients worldwide.

Her impressive credentials include Senior Director of Business Development for American Express where she worked with Fortune 500 companies, negotiated airline and hotel business etc., Vice President of Sales and Client Services for Thomas Cook International, and National Business Manager in the United States for the Continue Learning Network - Lawyers TV where she developed a client base that included the US Department of Justice and Time-Warner AOL. For the past few years, Jaye has been part of the Blanche Macdonald Admissions team.

Jaye has an extensive background in the airline and travel industry and she understands her critical it is to build positive relationships.

Jaye is based at the Vancouver - Atelier Campus and can be contacted by phone at 604.685.5560 or by email at


Associate Director

Lina Lee

Lina Lee – Associate Director, International Department

Associate Director Lina Lee is perfectly placed to help International Students adjust to the demands of a new country and new culture. She’s been in that exact situation herself, coming to Canada on her own when she was only 15 years old. Now Lina regularly shares her wisdom and expertise with International Students at the Blanche Macdonald Centre.

Having landed in Canada with limited English skills, Lina went on to excel academically, gaining her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) with a Concentrated Business Option at the University of Victoria. Upon graduation she worked as a translator with German technology company before travelling to Korea to fulfil her passion for education as an English teacher, training her colleagues and assisting international instructors with their integration into Korean culture. 

After returning to Vancouver in 2011 as an Admissions Representative at a post-secondary college, when the opportunity arrived for Lina to join the Blanche Macdonald team, it was the perfect match.

“I love working with our International Students,” she explains. “It’s easy to feel homesick. I show students that it’s possible to be strong and independent.”

Lina is based at the Vancouver - Atelier Campus and can be contacted by phone at 604.685.5560 or by email at  


Associate Director

Beauty Schools International Marketing Associate, Colin An

Colin An - Associate Director, International Department

Associate Director Colin An has a personal understanding of both the culture of Blanche Macdonald and the experience of International Students in Canada.

After gaining his Masters in Education at UBC, along with a BA in English with a minor in Finance, Colin followed his creative passions onto the Global Makeup Program at Blanche Macdonald. As a graduate, Colin has an in-depth knowledge of our College’s unique ethos, along with the superb programs, resources and unrivalled career development opportunities available to our students. 

Colin has a wealth of experience helping international visitors within the Canadian Beauty Industry, having worked at Vancouver Airport Duty Free and with Sephora, MAC Cosmetics, L’Oreal and Anna Sui Cosmetics. He has also gained a deep understanding of International Students’ needs, having filled the roles of Program Director and Student Advisor at one of Vancouver’s leading language schools. 

Born and raised in China, but having lived in Canada for over a decade, Colin is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

“I’m here to help Students, including those who might not be confident with their English skills, get the most from our programs and services,” he explains. “From my own experience I can tell students that they’ve found a welcoming home here at Blanche Macdonald. We’re here to guide you on the path to success. We do that by listening, offering a helping hand and showing that we care.”

Colin is based at the Vancouver Atelier Campus and can be contacted by phone at 604.685.5560 or by email at


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