Jam Ison / Program Administrator
Jam knows the importance of giving her best in whatever she works on, and always believes that any problem has a solution, sometimes you just need to step back and look at it from a different perspective. She is always willing to give a helping hand to others in need as she has no doubt that it takes each of us to make a difference for all of us. Growing up with her grandparents, she was taught that even the smallest act of kindness makes a difference that can make an impact in someone’s life.
Now living with her life-partner and her 2 sons, that she loves as her own, they make sure to always have quality time together as a family, including their fur babies Butter (their dog), Kit-Kat and Snickers (their cats). Their youngest son, being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Level 1 or High functioning Autism, made her determined to spread autism awareness to empower other parents and caregivers, such as themselves. Helping clear out misconceptions and stereo-types and bring about a better understanding of the people within the spectrum.
She attended Mapua Institute of Technology majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in environmental science and was an active member of PICHE (Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineering), CHE-CHEM (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering organization) and MJC (Mapua Judo Club). After college she started working for one of the biggest insurance companies in Australia as a claims analyst and worked her way up to become an underwriter. She also worked as a real estate assistant, property administrator, and marketing assistant.
Jam is passionate about sports. She fell in love with volleyball in 3rd grade and continued to play since. She has been winning games with her team on inter-company sports events. On top of that she wears a brown belt in judo, from her years competing for her university. As it is, she considers life to be similar to a game or a competition, if we all work together as a team, win or lose, there is always fun to be had.