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North America Alumni Groups

We have alumni groups across North America, with a range of events and activities for you to take part in. Find your nearest alumni co-ordinator below. 

If there is no active group near you, why not volunteer to start one?

Where are our Groups?

Click the country below to view your local networks

Alumni Network Coordinators



Alumni Coordinator: Perry Chuinram

Contact Information: Email Perry directly

What I'm doing now: I am an IT Business Analyst at a bank in Canada. My work involves IT cost reporting, management, monitoring, explaining and modelling changes.

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Alumni Coordinator: Meghan Henselwood

Contact information: Email Meghan directly.

What I'm doing now: I am a Financial Analyst for Lotus Pacific Investments Inc and the job includes modelling of new investment opportunities along with running models on existing properties to assess new leasing and sale options. I live in a suburb of Vancouver, North Vancouver, which is close to 3 ski hills, beaches and the famous Grouse Grind. More importantly I am less than an hours drive away from Squamish, which is home to some of the best rock climbing in the country.

Why I volunteer: I think networking is important to a successful career and what better way to start than fellow alumni.

Meghan Henselwood


New York

Alumni Coordinator: Sarah Laimo

Contact information: Email Sarah directly.

What I'm doing now: I am an Associate Editor for Practical Law, which is an online legal publisher based in New York and London. We create and maintain practical resources to which attorneys can subscribe. I live with my husband (and a cat named Pickles) on Long Island. It is a nice suburb, close enough to enjoy Manhattan but with easy access to the beaches in summer.

Why I volunteer: At a past Lancaster alumni event in New York we met an English-JYA couple exactly like us who we are now close friends with. You never know who you will meet! It is fun to get together and share stories and is a wonderful opportunity for friendship and building networks.

Sarah Laimo

Chicago, Milwaukee & Madison

Alumni Coordinator: Natalia Pashkina

Contact information: Email Natalia directly.

What I'm doing now: I relocated from London to Chicago and currently work as a Senior Financial Analyst.

Why I volunteer: Isn’t it wonderful to meet new people and good old friends and reminisce about the Lancaster adventures?! Plus, it is a fantastic opportunity to network, expand horizons and of course become friends.

Natalia Pashkina

San Francisco

Alumni Coordinator: Lynne Taylor

Contact information: Email Lynne directly.

What I'm doing now: I moved to San Francisco in September 2016 where I have been working on some freelance projects and in several volunteer positions. I am currently looking for a challenging marketing role in the bay area.

Why I volunteer: Having moved to the US recently knowing very few people, I'm keen to connect with other graduates as I think that Lancaster attracts like-minded people. I am a huge advocate of both undergraduate studies (which I completed) and postgraduate studies, as my sister completed her PhD at Lancaster. We are a very pro-Lancaster family!

Lynne Taylor

Washington D.C.

Alumni Coordinator: Jessica Barrow

Contact information: Email Jessica directly.

What I'm doing now: I'm primarily involved in intellectual property work. I assist the Managing Principal at the world’s number 1 patent litigation/prosecution firm. I also attend Georgetown Law School here in DC undertaking a legal master's in international business and economics with a focus on litigation at the International Trade Commission and protection of intellectual property rights.

I moved to DC in March of 2013 to work for a US Senator and life progressed from there; co-authoring a DC Bill that protects human trafficking victims, authoring the judicial nominations on behalf of the Senator in 2013 and attending a high-profile law school, I have been very lucky. DC is a beautiful place to live and work. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like advice finding placements in the US.

Why I volunteer: Bringing people together from across generations to share memories and build a network of Lancaster alumni in DC that can assist the next generation of alumni!

Jessica Barrow

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