Saroha USA

Born and raised in North Sumatra, Vera spent all of her childhood there. Moved to Jakarta to attend Unika Atma Jaya until she graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration in 1995. She continued her study in the University of New Haven, Connecticut, and obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration. During her school years in Connecticut, she involved in Permias, as secretary and actively promoting the culture of Indonesia at her school by participating in their annual International Festivals.

After school, she went back to Jakarta and work as a media planner in a couple of international media advertising agencies. These experiences sharpened her knowledge in Project Management even further.

In the year of 2005, Vera came back to the States and lives in Baltimore. She currently works as a Marketing Analyst focusing in Digital Media advertising. She found a Batak community around the area and in became actively involved in that organization.  In 2013, Vera was involved in managing a cultural event called ‘The Treasured of Batak”, a show organized by the Batak organization to present Batak in its beauty and cultural richness. This event was held in the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington D.C.

One of Vera’s hobbies is photography. She loves portraits photography especially on children because she could see the pure souls with so many characters thru the eyes of children.

Vera loves singing too. She is currently a choir member of TrinityLife choir, and also part of TrinityWomen praise and worship team. Two events that marks the heights of her “singing career” were when she was invited to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Indonesian Embassy Diplomat Reception and during the visit of President Joko Widodo to Washington D.C., when she was invited to sing “Indonesia Raya” to commence the event in the Indonesian Ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C.. Such an honor!

Vera Manurung