Paula Elina is a persistent woman who doesn’t give up easily. She is teachable, likes challenges, loves the art of poetry, community organizer and actively dedicates herself to her neighborhood as part of the housing complex management team. Paula serves as the finance and operations coordinator for JASS. In her role she supports the Co-Directors of JASS Southeast Asia to develop and implement reliable and efficient financial and operational management systems, and oversee all regional financial activities. She works closely with the Cross Regional Office Finance Team based in Washington DC to ensure that the regional systems, policies and procedures are in place and in line with JASS overall policies and procedures. Prior to joining the JASS team Paula served as an auditor for a public accountant firm in Jakarta and served as the Secretariat Manager of Southeast Asia Popular Communications Programme (SEAPCP) where she managed finance, operations, and communications for the secretariat.
During her free time, Paula enjoys singing, reading, zumba dancing, going to the salon, and enjoying a good cappuccino with her husband, best friend and/or alone! Paula Elina is dedicated to her own personal growth and development. She believes that it is important to continue to grow and learn and is always looking for opportunities, like seminars and classes that can support her development at work and in her everyday life.