KYLA DERKACH, STUDENT VOLUNTEER
Kyla’s interest in tourism is a result of extensive solo travels throughout the South Pacific, which propelled her into the Destination Resort Management Diploma with Capilano University. Classes such as Cross-Cultural Tourism, Human Resources, Sales and Promotions and Entrepreneurship have given context to Kyla’s work and travel history. Kyla has significant experiences as a Visitor Information Counselor in Squamish BC, an Ambassador for Tourism BC in San Francisco and an Administrative Assistant at the Penticton Economic Development Office. In these positions she has helped to measure regional economic impacts of tourism, worked in events and initiated social media marketing campaigns. Kyla has a solid understanding of the many layers and intricacies of this field. Her keen enthusiasm and determination makes Kyla a valuable asset to any team and she looks forward to continuing her studies at Capilano University and attaining a Bachelors Degree in Tourism Management.
As a returning volunteer, Kyla has been key in writing stories on the CBT Vietnam blog and in the selection of new volunteer students.