Meet The Team

Lauren Jackson

Co-Founder & Principal Consultant

As Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at ProEd, Lauren is driven by a passion for education. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she has spent her time since in various realms of the higher education sector, from US university aid to private consulting. Lauren has worked as an undergraduate Admissions Director, graduate school Program Manager, and has developed and managed other College Admissions Consulting departments for educational companies. Before starting ProEd, she most recently worked in the Washington, DC (USA) area at the Common Application, a universal access application uniting 600+ universities to make colleges more accessible in the United States.

Deepa Harish

Principal Consultant

Deepa has a Masters degree in Chemistry along with Bachelors in Education. She has a passion to enable young minds to rediscover themselves by imparting knowledge, attitude and skills. Having more than 15 years of experience with leading Cambridge IG CS E and American curriculum Schools in India , Muscat and Dubai, she has been counseling & teaching high school students. Deepa has been part of the core accreditation team working towards her schools ambition to be accredited to Advanced. She has been a trainer and counselor with Technical and Administrative training institute (TATI), Oman. By virtue of her extensive experience in University admissions and counseling, she has guided many students in fulfilling their dreams to pursue higher education in various major Universities and colleges in USA, UK, & Canada.

Melusi Dlamini

Senior Consultant & Trainer


Hailing from the Kingdom of Swaziland in Southern Africa, Melusi graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He began his career in education as a Fellow with MATCH Middle School in Boston, where he tutored and mentored 6th, 7th and 8th graders, before transitioning into the world of standardized testing.

For over five years, Melusi has deepened his understanding of standardized tests such as the  ACT, UKCAT, GRE, and GMAT, providing students with effective test-taking strategies and creating his own curricula and content. He has consulted for premier test preparatory institutes in both Dubai and Singapore, lending his expertise as both a trainer and curriculum developer. His passion for education lies in not only guiding his students in their quest for success but also encouraging them to believe in themselves and their capabilities.

Philipp Ines


A highly-driven and goal-oriented professional with a passion for teaching, public speaking and service, armed with a degree in Medical Science, both in Bachelors and Masters, teaching experience, plus his wits and charisma, he is an addition to the team of experienced and able members of the ProEd family.

Zehra Ansari


Zehra , British citizen who has studied MSc. International Human Resource Management (CIPD) from Birmingham City University , UK is a diverse Professional with over 9 years of experience in core University counseling, human resources and other administrative roles. Her expertise lies in Student career counseling for UK, Canada and USA . Zehra has previously worked with prominent Universities such as ‘Oxford University’, Government Departments and Education Advisory companies in the UAE and the UK.

Lea Rosales

CAP Consultant

With five years of experience as educational counselor, Lea is equipped and trained with expertise in dealing with emotional, physical, and behavioral issues of students. She is a Psychology MA graduate who possesses skills not only in counseling, but also in psychometric testing.

Simone Charles

Advisor (Based in USA)

Simone Charles, MBA, has worked in higher education for 5 years. She received her BBA in Marketing Management at the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business. Her Master’s in Business Administration was obtained at Argosy University. Her knowledge of the higher education landscape has come from working in private, for profit and public universities in a variety of admissions capacities. Her experience as a Recruiter, Associate Director of Admissions and Assistant Director of Admissions or Transfer and International Students has given her great insight into what colleges and universities are looking for in a student and the admissions process the USA.

Christina Lewis

Advisor (Based in USA)

Christina lives in Washington, DC, USA and works as a Project Manager Geologist at Environmental Resources Management. She graduated with a degree in Geological Sciences at McGill in 2008, and received her MSE in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2013. She works as part of the ProEd team as an advisor to students and their families on careers in the Sciences and Engineering, as well as admission to top Canadian and US schools.

Fiona Manyindo

Outreach Officer

Fiona Manyindo was raised in The Sultanate of Oman, and received her BA in Ethics & Development Studies. She is armed with a good understanding of the Middle Eastern Region, being fluent in both English and Arabic. A certified former English teacher, her experience ranges from teaching children to adults, civilians and batches from The Royal Air force of Oman, Royal Navy of Oman and The Royal Police of Oman. Wanting a new challenge in the Education Realm, she is now part of the ProEd family as our Outreach Officer.

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