Executive Team

Get to know the members of PATA CapU!


Kenna Koronko 


Kenna is the Chairperson of the chapterKenna joined the team in the Fall of 2020 as a Podcast Producer and the Director of Communications. She is in the Bachelor of Tourism Management program at Capilano, and she currently plans to graduate with a focus in Adventure Tourism. As Chairperson, she oversees and acts as a liaison for the chapter’s subcommittees and facilitates communication between members, faulty, and PATA HQ.

Joey Lai

Vice-Chair & Secretary

Joey is the Vice-Chairperson and Secretary of our chapter. Joey joined the team in the Spring of 2021. She is in the Bachelor of Tourism Management program and planning to graduate with the Hotel and Resort concentration. Her role as vice-chair is to support the chair and assist as a leader amongst the chapter. Her role as the secretary is to support the executive team with planning and organizing the chapter’s activities and initiatives. She is responsible for recording minutes for our student chapter meetings, as well as making sure they are effectively updated and uploaded for members. 

Communications Team

Gia Phan

Director of Communications 

Gia is responsible for facilitating the outreach of communication both internally and externally between stakeholders, faculty members and students. She aids with the overseeing of communication between podcast hosts and the student chapter executive members to plan events such as World Tourism Day. She is also in charge of writing all press releases for the School of Tourism Management’s events and conferences.

Lisa Shen

Website Specialist

Lisa is the website specialist for PATA CapU and joined the team in Fall of 2021. Lisa is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Tourism Management Program. As the website specialist, Lisa is responsible for maintaining the website and keeping it up to date. This includes sharing media content, upcoming event details, and chapter updates. 

Marketing Team

Piper Kufeldt

Social Media Manager

Piper’s role is to maintain and Piper is the Social Media Manager for our team.  As social media manager, Piper’s role is to maintain and update the chapter’s social media pages ensuring all content relates to the chapter’s initiatives and UN SDGs.  Piper’s role includes the creation of new social media content; this role includes such activities as curating posts, creating infographics, engaging followers and CapU students, as well as promoting PATA’s activities and opportunities for students.  

Kiana Safarinejad

Marketing Assistant

Kiana is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Tourism Management program and the Marketing Assistant for PATA. Kiana is a new member of the team and is excited to start working alongside other team members! Her main role as marketing assistant is to include helping in the creation of new social media infographics and posts, assisting with the implementation of new marketing initiatives, creating new content ideas, and supporting the UN SDGs through chapter events.

Sylvie Romanick

Social Media Specialist

Sylvie is a third year student in the Bachelor of Tourism Management program here at Capilano University. Sylvie’s interests include marketing and public relations. As the Social Media Specialist for our chapter, her role is to help create and publish content on our social media platforms as well as engage with other PATA chapters and partners. 

Yasemin Dogar

Creative Specialist

Yasemin is a third-year tourism student, developing a career in marketing. As the Creative Specialist for our chapter, Yasemin focuses on enhancing the effectiveness of online content and building creative graphic design that correlates with the groups vision and goals. In this role, Yasemin also contribute towards general ideas and initiatives for the chapter and the creation of events.

Want to join us? Check our Open Positions and email us at pata.capilanou@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram @pata.capu.studentchapter