Jaya is Learning Facilitator at LOGIN, a South and East Asia centric multi-stakeholder network, promoting knowledge exchange on practices and processes towards strengthening local governance. Jaya worked for a decade with community based organisations in Orissa and Jharkhand, and thereafter has been teaching in the area of sustainable development practice at academic institutions and NGOs, for the past decade. She is founder member of TREE Society which imparts business training to rural entrepreneurs, and serves on the Board of the NGOs – Timbaktu Collective and PRAN. Jaya is an alumnus of IRMA, Anand and St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She is conversant in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Bangla, Oriya and enjoys reading, travel and singing.