MEET OUR TEAM
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Maria Cynthia Jaya

Maria Cynthia Jaya

Co-Founder

Cynthia found her passion for social equality and sustainability through her involvement in community service at a young age. Using her background in law, she channels her passion to help others by working pro-bono cases. As her love for Indonesia’s rich biodiversity grew, so did her desire to be involved in climate action. This passion became the foundation that founded Project Planet Indonesia.

 

Last Seen: Savouring a delicious grilled corn beachside while contemplating innovations to clean the ocean (e.g. robotic whales that detects and consumes microplastics)

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Stephanie Clarissa

Stephanie Clarissa

Co-Founder

After graduating and working in several different countries to pursue her career in the hospitality industry, Stephanie became increasingly troubled by a pervasive feature of her job: waste. Her passion for sustainability sparked from seeing the industry’s lack of consideration for the environment and its natural resources. She dreams to support the development of Indonesia’s sustainability sector, with a focus on education, tourism, and hospitality.

Last Seen: Scuba diving in Raja Ampat and basking in the peacefulness and beauty of the underwater world. 

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Candice Christania

Candice Christania

Marketing Manager

Passionately curious, Candice is always on the hunt. For new ideas, adventures and also great food. Using her background in Business Management, she wants to help local businesses become greener and maybe someday, start her own too. Her passion for sustainability grew through her involvement in community service. 

Last seen: Physically, crushing a killer barre class. Mentally, enjoying the sunset under the Bali sky.

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Alyssa Kirana

Project Manager

Alyssa is a hardworking and highly motivated fresh graduate who is the eldest of three girls. One of the important lessons she learned growing up was to always help the community - no matter how small the gesture, you never know how much it could mean to someone else. With her business management degree, she is determined to put the knowledge and skills she learned in the classroom and workplace by promoting a greener and healthier lifestyle and in the future, help businesses and consumers become more sustainable.
 
Last seen: Going for a morning run with her sisters and stopping to get a sneaky iced coffee

    Ranny Angelita

    Ranny Angelita

    Non-Profit Business Development Associate

    A passionate Biotechnology graduate that aspires to create solutions for the current environmental issues through the power of science. Her interest in conservation and sustainability started when she learned about the anthropogenic impacts on the environment and the lack of care for it. Ranny believes the first step of change is to understand the importance of caring for the environment and how a small change could create a big impact.

    Last seen: Trekking down a cliff side beach in Uluwatu.

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     Salma Nurulhuda

    Non-Profit Business Development Intern

    As a lifelong learner, Salma is passionate about gathering knowledge in several disciplines, but found herself attached to the recurring theme of sustainability. This inspires her to major in Environmental Geography. Turning her concerns into actions, she got involved in social and environmental movements. She aspires to help create a sustainable system in society through innovation in science and technology. One day she'll develop a circular social enterprise with her best friend. 

     

    Last Seen: Ordering another smoothie bowl from her favourite juice bar in Yogyakarta.

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    Dian Sinthayani

    Non-Profit Business Development Intern

    Dian is a Balinese who’s currently living in South Tangerang and working at one of the Power Generation Companies in Indonesia. When she was in Bali, Dian established a non-profit organization which mainly focuses on educating children to recycle plastic bottles and charity work for the underprivileged families. In the future, she wants to continue to do something valuable for society and nature. She believes that awareness is the key to make people understand that every action they do would make a huge impact on the sustainability of the planet. 

    Last Seen: Sitting on the mat to do kundalini yoga at her backyard.

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    Andrea Martiandy

    Non-Profit Business Development Intern

    Andrea is currently a freshman majoring in Environmental Sustainability and Policy. Since high school, she has been contributing a lot to environmental-related organizations, which made her realize the importance of the environment towards our lives. This encouraged her to contribute more to make a change together and she can’t wait to gain new experiences with passionate people in Project Planet ID.

    Last seen: Learning more languages and being able to speak Chinese fluently.

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    Risanti Delphia

    Non-Profit Business Development Intern

    Risanti graduated from Chemical Engineering major at one of the institutes in Surabaya. Currently she is working in the research area on various study objectives and exploring insights from various points of view. She has developed her passion in sustainability-related issues since she was actively involved in community climate action projects.

    Last Seen: Wandering off to a new place without any plans on what to do.

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    Sandra Kristianto

    Non-Profit Business Development Intern

    Sandra is currently a junior in college studying Management and Finance, but her passion for sustainability began when she was in high school writing essays about sustainability related topics, which she continued to do in college. She recently became interested in Waste Management and Sustainability Consulting, hoping to pursue a career in sustainability! She hopes to influence more people and corporations to implement a more sustainable approach, to improve people’s quality of life and protect our planet and future generations. 

    Last Seen: Indulging in a bowl of ramen and a side of gyoza while watching some Mukbang.

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    Geraldy Kianta

    Content Writer Intern

    Geraldy Kianta is currently a student majoring in Forestry Science at Universitas Gadjah Mada. His care and passion towards environmental and sustainability issues came from a simple hobby during his childhood: watching animals in NatGeo Wild channel. By joining Project Planet Indonesia, he is hoping to engage more in doing the better work for the environment through his writings.

     

    Last seen: Hunting knowledge to put into articles while thinking of what movie or series that he should watch next.

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    Fiolita Nurfitriyana

    Content Writer Intern

    Fiolita is a fresh graduate of International Relations, where she learned about global environmental issues from a research paper she wrote. Since then, she started becoming interested in environmental issues and sustainable development, as she believes that the environment has an essential role in life. Even the little actions that we take could impact the environment. By joining Project Planet Indonesia, Fiolita hopes to contribute and take part in sustainable development practices.

     

    Last seen: Drinking her favorite iced coffee while thinking about what she should do next. 

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    Naffisa Adyan Fekranie

    Content Writer Intern

    Naffisa is a curious oceanography student who finds herself genuinely passionate towards environmental conservation. Her relish towards writing and her dream to protect the Earth are the reasons that brought Naffisa to join Project Planet Indonesia.

     

    Last seen: Cloud-gazing while wondering how Ibn Sina could be philosopher, physician, psychiatrist and poet at the same time.

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    Gabriella Tesla

    Graphic Design and Social Media Intern 

    Currently studying in her 5th semester of industrial engineering major, Gabriella explored her interest in sustainable development goals and her passion in graphic design. She dreams to live a day without any environmental problems. Combining 2 of her favourite things together for Project Planet Indonesia, she believes through her passions she could be the change she wants to see in the world.

    Last seen: Watching Riverdale, her favorite Netflix series!

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    Karina Tjandra

    Event Management Intern

    Karina found her passion in sustainability and plastic waste through her daily surroundings. Witnessing how one person unconsciously produces a pile of plastic waste daily can be overwhelming. Moreover, knowing that the waste will not be easy to decompose and harm the environment made her realise that a sustainable lifestyle needs to be settled in order to tackle this problem. As a business graduate, she hopes to contribute her skills to businesses and organisations by supporting a greener and a more sustainable lifestyle.

    Last Seen: Sipping her morning coffee while randomly woof-ing at her neighbour’s cute dogs to join their conversation.