meet our Executives

Eliza Sonsini

Eliza Sonsini, PMC President

President


With a diverse educational and professional background, Eliza has been transitioning through theatre, storytelling, education, and marketing. Driving transformation in the workplace environment and helping to grow a healthy organizational culture is one of her main goals. What drives her is to encourage and empower people to always do their best in a friendly way and respecting their interests and diversity. Meditation and hanging out with friends are her favorite pursuit for joyfulness.  

Marilia Costa

Marilia Costa, PMC Vice-President

Vice President


 An education enthusiast, communications advocate, curious by nature, and problem-solver by choice. She led a 50-strong team responsible for 2,000 students in their High School senior year, and from that experience, she learned that knowledge has to be shared and applied. From her Ph.D. in Linguistics and her 15-year teaching work, she learned how to deal with Time Management, Organization, and Human Behaviour. She enjoys gardening and reading about Social Sciences and Linguistics in her free time.  

Marcella Ribeiro

PMC Finance Director - Marcella Ribeiro

Finance Director


Marcella is a procurement professional and is currently studying PDD in Accounting. She has just discovered her interest in finance and decided to embrace the challenge to work in the Project Management Club. She loves to meet new people and to contribute to the team's success. Running and spending time with her family and friends are her favorite hobbies. 

Raymond Torres

Partnership Director


 Raymond believes that life has many unforeseen detours which are inevitable. Instead of resenting them, he expects and accepts them. He is a very flexible person who can stay productive while enjoying the challenges that come his way. He loves to learn and enjoys the process of learning different things and aspects of life. He is taking a Post-Degree in Business Administration to increase his knowledge and skillset from his bachelor’s degree in Business. 



Sheyla Cavalcanti

image86

Volunteer Engagement Director


A passion for movies and TV shows has made Sheyla choose the Hollywood of the North as her new home. With an academic background in Arts and Media, and a professional career in Administration, this film enthusiast decided to come to Canada to pursue a post-degree in Business Administration and broaden her horizons, especially after spending the last 6 years helping deliver the Rio 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. 

Evelli Crisostomo

image87

Marketing Director


  Eve is a Communication professional in constant search for learning experiences. At first, she was intimidated by the idea of Project Management, but that same feeling drove her to accept the challenge. Understanding people's behavior and figuring out the best ways to convey information are true passions that she is currently developing in the PDD Marketing course. Having a lot on her plate, Eve finds her inner balance by practicing regular exercises and in meditation sessions.   

Carolina Santi

image88

Communications Director


Carolina is a certified PMP who considers herself a resourceful professional, whose academic background includes Communication, International Business and Leadership & People Management. She’s been working in Human Resources for many years, executing and leading projects to transform businesses and people. As a good “Brazilian-Italian”, Carolina is passionate about life, which can be perceived by the way she speaks and gestures. She loves to travel and spend time with her fur-son, Ziggy. 

Isabella Bassani

PMC Design Director - Isabella Bassani
Photo by Tatiane Procopio

Design Director


 An architect and interior designer who believes a single smile can change lots of things. Besides the joy of transforming people's ideas into drawings, a recently found passion for teaching came along, and her willingness to be the best she can for others and herself is stronger than ever.  Also, a puppy lover, Bella's always ready to cuddle dogs on her way and share this love with those who need it. 

Arun Kumar

image89

Engagement Director



Ema Gnipova

image90

Operations Director


Ema is a Marketing Management student with a background in Translation and Interpretation of the French and English language. She recognises the importance of making an impact and giving back to the community which has made  volunteering her main focus on Langara’s campus and internationally.  She is a passionate traveller who falls in love with cities where you always need to be on your game. That is the reason why she loves Vancouver.  

image91