Meet Your Advisors

Student advisors play a big role in getting students ready for university as well as guiding them in their studies. We assist future students, accepted students looking for first-year advising, current students, international students, and graduate students.

Our director of staff


Jerry Wang, upei iso

Jerry Wang
Director of Recruitment and Advisement

Hi there, I am Jerry Wang, the Director of Recruitment and Advisement and the International Student Office at UPEI. I was educated in China and the United States, and I received my doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). It has been a fulfilling experience for me to work with a great team of colleagues to create a supportive learning environment for all students for the past 13 years at UPEI. I take pride in being part of the growth and transformation UPEI has undergone. We are excited to welcome you to join this kind and close-knit community! We hope that you would find a "home-away-from-home" at UPEI! "People, Excellence, and Impact"—that is what we strive for and care deeply about!
WeChat (微信): JerrywangUPEI
Dalton Hall, 408

New students and first-year students

Do you have questions about program choice, course registration and how to apply? Contact one of our recruiters and first-year advisors:


upei recruiter Marshall Mayne

Marshall Mayne
Student Recruiter and Advisor

My name is Marshall Mayne. I am from the small rural community of Searletown, PEI. I graduated from UPEI in 2017 with my Bachelor of Business Administration, and in 2018, I graduated from the Bachelor of Education program.  

From day one, I loved the environment UPEI offers, from the small class sizes to knowing your professors by their first name. During my studies, I worked with the Athletics and Recreation department as the Marketing and Communications Assistant. I also spent two seasons as the Video Coach for the men’s and women’s hockey teams. After graduating from the BEd program, I taught at English and Social Studies at Mount Academy before moving back to UPEI as a first-year advisor and recruiter.

UPEI is dedicated to encourage and assist people to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their full potential. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to welcome you to the Panther family!
Dalton Hall, 418 

UPEI student adviser Connie Ding

Ye (Connie) Ding
Student Recruiter and Advisor 

Hello! My name is Connie Ding, coming from China. I graduated from UPEI in 2021 with my Master of Education. During my studies, UPEI offered many opportunities related to academic and career development, which supported me in success in academic learning and career pathway. As an international student, I have been fully involved and engaged in the university community and felt great sense of belonging.

I am excited to join the fantastic team of recruitment and advising. As a student recruiter and advisor, I am happy to be here to support prospective and current students in undergraduate programs. Please reach out if you have any questions. Welcome to the Panther family.
WeChat: UPEI-Connie
Dalton Hall, 404 

UPEI advisor Inara Bhalesha

Inara Bhalesha
Domestic Recruitment Coordinator 

Hello Panthers! My name is Inara Bhalesha, I am from Hyderabad, a beautiful city in the south of India. I came to UPEI to pursue my Masters of Business Administration in Global Leadership and graduated in Summer 2022. I also have a Bachelor's of Commerce in Advertising, Sales, Management and Marketing and have worked in marketing for a few years before I made it to Canada. In my time at UPEI as a student, I was very involved with the Student Union as their Events and Clubs Coordinator, I even coordinated and organized the New Student Orientation for 2022–2023!

Ever since I stepped foot on campus, I feel like I found my solace and a second home. The campus community, the small class sizes, the immense support from the faculty and the student services staff on campus made me feel extremely welcomed, comforted, and cared for. The programs at UPEI, especially the one I took, have been innovative and filled with learning. I am thrilled and elated to be a part of this beautiful team that strives to help students find the right footing and support while trying to make their experience at UPEI as memorable as possible. I am always here to help and support, so feel free to just reach out!
Dalton Hall, 412

UPEI student adviser Jane DiCarlo

Jane DiCarlo
Student Recruiter and Advisor 

Hi everyone!

My name is Jane and I am from Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick, and I love UPEI! I moved here in 2012 to pursue a BSc in Foods and Nutrition. After graduating in 2016, I returned to complete a Bachelor of Education. I was always so excited to explore what UPEI had to offer. They have great courses, extracurriculars, fun activities, and provide an awesome environment to make life-long friends, connections, and memories. When I was a student I was involved with the Applied Human Science Society, I was a Campus Life Advisor, and I represented UPEI at three CIS Curling Championships! Since then I have worked as a high school teacher in PEI. 

I am so excited to be back on campus, and especially in the role of a First Year Advisor and Recruiter. I am looking forward to using my experience and knowledge to help you begin your adventure as a Panther! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime with your questions, and I will be happy to help!
Dalton Hall, 404 

UPEI advisor Faith Steeves

Faith Steeves
Student Recruiter and Advisor

Hello! My name is Faith Steeves, and I am from a small town in New Brunswick called Havelock. I moved to PEI in 2016 to attend UPEI and have never left this beautiful Island. I graduated in 2021 with my Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in History. While attending UPEI I was fortunate enough to play for the Women’s Hockey team and represent the UPEI Panthers at two National Championships.

From the moment I stepped on campus, I knew UPEI was the place for me, there's so much to offer. A few of my favourite things about UPEI are the small class sizes, how welcoming the campus is, the history, how nice the professors are and all the extracurricular activities that happen. Over the past few years, PEI has become my home.

I am happy to be back on campus as a first-year advisor and recruiter. I have always had a passion for helping others and I cannot wait to meet and talk to new and current students. Please reach out to me with any questions and welcome to the Panther family!
Dalton Hall, 418

UPEI student adviser Logan Dawson

Logan Dawson 
Student Conversion and Retention Advisor
Dalton Hall, 415

New and current international and exchange students

Do you need help with immigration renewals, support, and referrals? Contact:


UPEI student adviser Richelle Greathouse

Richelle Greathouse
International Student Advisor

Hello everyone! My name is Richelle Greathouse (Hume) and I was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

I first graduated from UPEI over twenty years ago. After high school I attended McGill University in Montreal. However, after a couple of years I decided to return home to PEI. I am really glad that I came back because I got so much out of my time at UPEI. I loved the small class sizes and the amazing professors.

After a career in banking, I returned to school in 2007 to take my Social Work degree, and embark on a new career journey. I love learning new things and meeting new people, so in 2020 I completed my MEd from UPEI. New students can contact me about travel preparation and immigration requirements; current students can contact me for immigration renewals, personal support and services, and UPEI orientation. Welcome to the UPEI family!
(902) 566-0443 
Dalton Hall, 423

UPEI student adviser Erica Stanley

Erica Stanley
International Student Advisor

Hello, Friends! My name is Erica Stanley. I graduated from UPEI myself, with a BA in Psychology.

Now, I'm a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and my role is to help current UPEI international students with immigration matters such as study permits, visas, co-op work permits and post-graduation work permits (PGWP). 

I am here to support you in having the best possible experience during your years at UPEI.
Dalton Hall  

Sarah Cheng

Sarah Cheng
International Student Advisor

Hello everyone! This is Sarah Cheng coming from China. I had been living in Saskatoon for a couple years and successfully survived - 40°C winter! After completing my Master of Education from University of Saskatchewan, I worked for a local non-profit organization for over a year and then decided to travel all the way to the east to become an Islander.

My role is to provide support for incoming international students to maintain lawful immigration status through continuous education on immigration regulations, policies and procedures. Apart from that, I'll also be responsible for some of the student exchange programs.

I'm hoping that your learning journey at UPEI will turn out to be the most rewarding and unforgettable experience in your life!
Dalton Hall, 421

Administrative Support, Recruitment and First-year Advisement
Dalton Hall, 414