Blanche Macdonald

International Marketing Team

Beauty School Marketing Director, Jaye Klippenstein

Jaye Wong Klippenstein – International Marketing Director

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. Jaye has been an integral part of the Blanche Macdonald Admissions team for over ten years.

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

Jaye's mentorship encourages our team to realize their fullest potentials. Her passion for excellence and outstanding proficiency make her a wonderful leader and a pivotal member of our International Admissions team. 

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


Lina Lee

Lina Lee – International Marketing Associate Director

Fluent in Korean and English.

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.

Lina's gracious and compassionate vivacity makes her an indispensable facet of our International Admissions team. She truly goes above and beyond expectations every day, making International students feel immediately comfortable here in Vancouver. A beautiful person inside and out, that's our Lina! 

“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  


Lina Lee

Suggi Zhou – International Marketing Coordinator

Fluent in Mandarin and English.

International Marketing Coordinator Suggi Zhou’s is a fundamental core of our International Admissions team. With compassion and support, she guides our students through the exciting process of studying in a new country. Having made the journey to Canada from Beijing on her own, she understands the importance of having a support network throughout the entire process. With kindness, empathy and patience, she has made it her mission to play a guiding role for all of our students here at Blanche Macdonald.

Suggi is an an endless source of wisdom and foresight. With poise and benevolence, she strives for excellence on a daily basis. Her kind-heartedness and thirst for knowledge makes her an integral of our International team. 

Suggi joins our team with her Masters in Global Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria – where she excelled in everything from International Business Strategy, to Marketing and Accounting – as well as a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Trade from the Canvard Institute of Beijing Technology & Business University.

“I’ve had a lot of the same experiences that our International students will have coming to study in a new country. My favourite part of my job is putting myself in their shoes – I love to listen to their stories and work out how I can best help them.” - Suggi

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


International Marketing and Admissions Manager, Venus Ko.

Venus Ko – International Marketing and Admissions Manager

Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.  

“I’ve always believed that people should study what they truly love, and this is what Blanche Macdonald shows people – to focus on something they want to do for the rest of their life.”

International Marketing and Admissions Manager Venus Ko is an incredible resource within our International Admissions Team. With an expertise in education paired with a particular compassion for International students, she has found her ideal fit as part of the Blanche Macdonald family. It has become her passion to help others find their perfect fit, too. Growing up between Vancouver and Hong Kong, Venus is emphatic to International students individual situation, and works alongside each student to bring their goals to fruition. 

Venus' contagious laughter and positivity shines bright on a daily basis. Her warmth, sense of humour and beautiful heart make her a wonderful advisor and colleague to all. She is truly a treasured part of our International team! 

Venus joins the team with a Double Major BA in History and Environment & Society from the University of British Columbia  and a professional background as Admissions Advisor, Brand Ambassador and ESL Tutor. 

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


International Students at Blanche Macdonald


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