About Maria Hycinth Umaran
Hya is a Senior Project Analyst on the Digital Adherence Team. She graduated Computer Engineering at the Mapua University in the Philippines. Her first job was as Junior Software Developer in a BPO company designing and developing systems for medical transcription and image capture and processing. Thereafter, she performed different roles in the IT world as Application Support Team Lead, Software Manager, Business Analyst, Delivery Lead, Scrum Master, and as Product Owner. She gained knowledge and years of experience in the private sector and international development organizations. She worked previously with Plan International, World Vision, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, and GiZ. Outside of work, Hya spends her time doing DIYs, sewing, crocheting, and embroidery projects. If there’s an opportunity, she sells her works in hand-made bazaars. She can play the piano; her favorite pieces are The River Flows In You by Yurima and The Butterfly Waltz by Brian Crain. When she travels, she makes sure to try local foods and locally made vinegar. She is not the sporty type but can plays table tennis and badminton fine. She is a mother to two grown-ups. And strongly supports and advocates on Autism Awareness, inclusion and diversity.