Born in the Philippines, Mary Jane Coloma-Egelink obtained her Master in Accounting and Controlling at the Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2012. She also completed her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the La Salette University in the Philippines. She has previously worked as a Management Accounting Assistant at Dao Heng Bank Inc., as a Bookkeeper at Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) in the Philippines, and after she moved to the Netherlands, she worked for the Royal Danish Embassy where she gained experience in an international environment. As the EDCTP Grant Financial Assistant, Mary Jane deals with daily grant financial activities including budgets, financial reports and updates of funding on the EDCTP project databases. She is the main contact person for grant audits. Currently, she is Grants Finance Officer especially for projects related to tuberculosis.