Meet the International Admissions and Recruitment Team

How to get in touch with our team:


Sarah Ramisch



We are so happy you’re exploring Carleton! I like to say that Carleton is the reason I am Canadian – years ago, my family moved to Canada for my father to take up a faculty position. Later, I completed my undergraduate degree here, and after studying and working in a few different countries, I found my way ‘home’ to Carleton. I’ve been a part of the international admissions unit from the beginning, and every day I’m excited to be part of students’ journeys to higher education and to engaged, meaningful careers beyond their studies.

Rob Finlayson

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Manager, Partnerships

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Welcome to Carleton University! Choosing to study overseas is a big decision and one that requires careful consideration. Having studied overseas myself, I understand the complexities of this choice, and note that we are here to support you as you explore study options at Carleton. For the past 12 years I have had the privilege of representing Carleton at events across Canada and around the world – I love working with students and parents as they explore all of the exciting opportunities that come with an international education.



Anna Plugatyr


International Admissions and Recruitment Officer or Book a 1:1 appointment 

Welcome to Carleton U! As an international student from Ukraine myself some years ago, I completely understand everything you are going through now – there is so much to consider! Well, now with almost 15 years of experience in international admissions and recruitment, I am here to guide you and make sure your questions are answered. Apart from English, I also speak Ukrainian and Russian. Always looking forward to connecting with you!


  • Caribbean
  • UK / Eastern Europe
  • Central Asia


Andy Raeburn


International Admissions and Recruitment Officer or Book a 1:1 appointment 

My personal journey with Carleton University began in Grade 10 when a university fair allowed me to escape a high school math class. Carleton instantly caught my attention. Being interested in international relations and politics, I loved the idea of studying in Canada’s capital city – especially on such a breathtakingly beautiful campus! Each subsequent year I learned more of Carleton’s strengths and became certain I had found the best fit for me. Now my journey has come full circle as I have the privilege of visiting high schools worldwide to share my love of Carleton with students and their families.


  • India / South Asia
  • Southeast / East Asia
  • Latin America

Kelvin Brooks


International Admissions and Recruitment Officer or Book a 1:1 virtual appointment

As a Carleton graduate, I was drawn to the University for a variety of reasons including the location in the capital city of Canada, the beautiful riverside campus and the abundance of services. Despite being a shy young man, I found it quite easy to get involved in a variety of different activities that complimented my academic experience. Now, I get to share my story of how Carleton shaped me into the person I am today. My goal is to introduce you to everything the university has to offer, and to kickstart your own personal journey at Carleton.

• Middle East
• East Africa
• Nigeria

Katie Macnamara


International Admissions and Recruitment Officer or Book a 1:1 appointment 

Welcome international students! As a Carleton graduate, I remember how exciting it is to begin exploring your options for university. Having previously lived abroad in Chile, England and Ireland, I know that you have a lot to consider before leaving home and I am here to support you throughout the process. Please feel welcome to reach out to me in English or Spanish so that we can speak more about how you can take advantage of all the opportunities Carleton has to offer!


  • Central Asia
  • China
  • Latin America
  • Turkey

Leah Odada


International Admissions Client Services Assistant

Welcome future Ravens! I look forward to answering any questions you have about Carleton, the admissions process or life as an international student in Canada. I joined Carleton as an international student myself, and to this day I still consider it one of the best decisions I ever made. Not only did I gain knowledge in the classrooms. I had the opportunity to join various extracurricular activities, interact with a diverse group of people and build friendships and connections that I still hold to this day. I look forward to helping you make the transition to Carleton and university life as a whole a great experience.

Blythe Fraser


International Communications and Recruitment Officer

Hello international students! As you get to know Carleton, you will hear that we are community and I’m here to tell you that is absolutely my experience. I am grateful every day for the heartwarming and supportive people that make up Carleton – students, instructors and staff – and I’m sure you will feel the same way. I also adore the beautiful green campus, and love to spend time on the banks of the Rideau River during the spring and summer. I look forward to getting to know you this year, and please get in touch if you have any feedback or requests about how you want to communicate with Carleton.

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