2022 PATA Hawaii Student Forum

Wednesday February 9, 2021
2:00PM – 4:00PM
ZOOM Webinar

The Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawaii Chapter hosts the Annual PATA Hawaii Student Forum to provide students majoring in hospitality, tourism, or transportation management with an opportunity to obtain valuable career advice from, and have their career-related questions answered by, a panel of successful professionals in the field. Students and faculty from Hawaii’s higher education programs are invited to participate.


Facilitator: Lenna Shulga, Assistant Professor, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Moderator: Marie Kumabe, Kumabe HR.


  • Ruth Cusack, Managing Director, Compensation and Benefits, Alaska Air
  • Trevor Bracher, Complex Director of Human Resources, Marriott: Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian, Princess Kaiulani, Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Maui
  • Cherise Lee, Area Director of People & Culture, Springboard Hospitality
  • Keliʻi Heen, Managing Partner, Argex Beverages
  • Evangeline Sobrepena, Director of Human Resources, Hilton Waikoloa Village
  • Marc Nasser, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Sightline Hospitality
  • Flash Hansen, Director of Promotions & Marketing, iHeartMedia and co-owner of Moderne Media


Student groups and faculty from the following institutions will attend, but all are invited:

  • Brigham Young University, Laie, HI
  • Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
  • Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
  • Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI
  • Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI
  • Kaua’i Community College, Lihue, HI
  • University of Hawaii, Maui College, Kahului, HI
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
  • University of Hawaii West Oahu, Kapolei, HI
  • McKinley High School, Honolulu, HI
  • Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI