Meet our team

Global Study’s staff are university-educated and have extensive experience helping students study abroad. All are committed to ensuring every student they work with builds the strongest profile possible and submits applications that stand out. Competition for top quality universities is intense. Our goal is to guide students through their study abroad journey so they travel it with confidence, knowing each step has been completed to give them the best chance of an offer from their dream school(s). This is our binding commitment.
Cal Barton
President, Global Study
Cal is CEO of international EdTech company Global Study which oversees its Dubai counselling operation. He is based in London. An active entrepreneur for 30 years, Cal first exposure to international student recruitment was in 2013. He is part of a team delivering the power of AI to the world of study abroad counselling.
Aseel Zamil
Student Counsellor
Aseel has been helping students study abroad since 2018. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology & Counselling. Aseel is passionate about helping students identify the educational options that will lead to the career they want. In her words: “empowering students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional futures.”
Jitendra Gupta
Student Counsellor, Outreach Manager
Jitendra began his career in student counselling with The Princeton Review in 2015. He spent eight years in various roles – among them Senior Admissions Counsellor. Jitendra is committed to finding students in the UAE their best options locally or abroad. He aims to offer students a high quality counselling experience and invaluable help leading to successful enrolments.
Admissions Counsellor
Emmen has an MSc from the London School of Economics and studied in the UK and the US. She has extensive experience counselling students and strong expertise in helping students prepare personal essays and statements. Emmen lives in UK and works in cooperation with our team in Dubai.
Camilla Tacconis
Elite Schools Counsellor
Camilla offers the best support a student intent on attending an elite university could hope for. Her academic background is outstanding: currently doing a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University. Already achieved: MASt, Physics, Applied Physics, Cambridge University (completed with Merit). MSci Physics, Applied Physics from University College London – ranked first in her cohort. Top student at one of Italy’s most prestigious high schools for three years in a row. Add to this too many awards to name. Camilla has extensive experience helping students get to top schools and she is extremely personable and pleasant. Camilla supports our counsellors in Dubai so students benefit from help locally and from someone attending at working at one of the world’s top universities. An amazing academic and a fantastic counsellor. Cannot recommend Camilla highly enough.
Faye Brian
Administration Officer
Faye takes care of the regular tasks that need to be sorted to keep our Dubai operation running smoothly. She has previously worked for top-ranked independent high schools in Dubai in various admin capacities.

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