Executive Team

President – Renata Morones (email)

 

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Year: 5

 

Renata is a fifth-year psychology student. This will be her third year at PSA, last year she served as the VP Social. Renata hopes to attend graduate school at UBC. She enjoys creating and planning events where all psychology students can come together. She is passionate about volunteering at UBC, she is currently training to be a Peer Health Educator. Since she grew up away from home, she enjoys learning about different cultures and meeting new people. During her free time she likes to play sports, paint, and read. She believes that it is important to always be kind because you never know what anyone is going through. 

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VP of Social Affairs – Emi Oyakawa (email)

 

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Economics
Year: 3

 

Emi is third-year student pursuing a double major in Psychology and Economics. This is her second year serving in PSA’s Social Committee. She enjoys planning and creating events where students can connect and enjoy themselves. She is passionate about community service, learning about different cultures and meeting new people. In her spare time Emi loves to read, dance and bake.xx

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VP of Academics – Jimmy Chokmeesuk (email)

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Honours
Year: 3

 

Jimmy is a third-year Psychology Honours student and is also minoring in Interpersonal Development (Counselling Psychology) under the faculty of Education. He is currently working at UBC Social Health Lab and conducting an independent research project under a faculty member supervision. Jimmy is passionate about psychopathy and its psychotherapy, in which he hopes to better the system and psychotherapy that overlook transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people’s diverse lived experiences. As a Thai person who lives away from home, he recognizes that being away from home can be stressful and overwhelming. Therefore, he hopes to create events that allow people to meet, connect, socialize and learn each other’s stories, with a hope to ease their stress and make their university journey more enjoyable. Jimmy also takes inclusion and diversity very seriously to make sure that he does not leave anyone on this journey alone. In his spare time, he loves reading a good book, cooking Thai food and volunteering at a non-profit organization.

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VP Marketing – Sam Pascual (email)

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Year: 4

 

Sam is a fourth-year Psychology student with a minor in Health and Society. This will be her second year working with the PSA, having been the media director for the Marketing Committee in the previous year. She currently works at the Peer Relationships in Childhood Lab as a research assistant for the Promoting Relationships in Social Media (PRISM) project. After her undergraduate and graduate studies, she hopes to pursue a career in hospital pharmacy. Born and raised in the Philippines, Sam is eager to meet people of different cultural backgrounds across UBC.
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VP Communications – Rachel Zhou (email)

 

Bachelor of Arts + MM, Psychology

Year: 4

 

Rachel is a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts plus Master of Management dual degree student pursuing a major in psychology. This is her second year with the PSA, where she was a newsletter writer under the Communications Committee. She is driven to delivering helpful resources to students in a clear and creative way. Excited to connect with members of the psychology department, she works as a research assistant at the Social Accuracy Lab and the Emotion & Self Lab due to her interest in personality psychology. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys journaling, watching shows, and taking her dog for a walk. Looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus!

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VP External Coordinator – Kaitlyn Hagihara (email)

 

Bachelor of Arts
Year: 3

 

Kaitlyn is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a major in Psychology, and is particularly interested in and passionate about childhood development. She hopes to pursue developmental research throughout her undergraduate and graduate schooling. This will be Kaitlyn’s second year of involvement with the PSA, having served as VP External during the previous 2020/21 school year. In her free time, she likes to hike, hang out with her friends, and play with Bear, her golden retriever.

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VP Internal Coordinator – Kirsten Luk (email)

 

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Year: 4

 

Kirsten is a fourth-year Psychology student and also minors in Commerce at UBC. This is her third year working with the PSA as she was a social committee member prior to her executive role in her first year. She is passionate about community service and working with children. As a result of growing up with both Western and Eastern cultural influences, she enjoys meeting and interacting with people of different backgrounds as well as travelling the world.

 


Alumni

Many thanks to our former executive members, the most recent of whom are mentioned below:
·      Joshua Cunningham (2019~2021) ·      Nishthaa Lekhi (2018-2019)
·      Christine Seo (2019~2021) ·      Neha Sree Tadepalli (2018-2019)
·      Aakanksha Bhatia (2020~2021) ·      Celine Kao (2017-2020)
·      Khushi Mehta (2020~2021) ·      Kashish Dogra (2017-2018)
·      Lior Torgeman (2019~2020) ·      Ashley Lee (2017-2019)
·      Charlena Ng (2019~2020) ·      Aarushi Shory (2017-2018)
·      Olivia Dong (2019~2020) ·      Lauren Sykes (2017-2019)
·      Elfie Freudenberg (2019~2020) ·      Alicia Wong (2017-2019)