Tania Jo Maliamauv - Grok Global

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Tania Jo Maliamauv

Operations Manager Southeast Asia

“International education to me is enabling access to a whole potpourri of knowledge not only from classes but learning to celebrate diversity and new cultures.”

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Get to know Tania…

When did you join Grok?

July 2019

Describe yourself in three words.

Outgoing, Creative, Reliable

What were you doing before working at Grok?

I have had such a colourful journey in different sectors as an event manager, operations manager, business consultant and people manager.

What was your first job in education?

Grok is officially my first job in education.

What does international education mean for you?

International education to me is enabling access to a whole potpourri of knowledge not only from classes but learning to celebrate diversity and new cultures.

What is something interesting you have learned while working at Grok?

We know that education is important but being at Grok has really opened my eyes about how the whole education industry has really grown and the continuous effort to keep innovating to stay relevant!

Why is it important for institutions to have a presence in China or SE Asia?

SE Asia is a growing market. Over the years we have seen the increase in number of students that are going abroad to further their studies. The future generation of potential students are very much influenced by “visibility” so having institutions present in the home country. On a bigger picture, local presence helps build a better connection with schools, agents and also government agencies.

What is your favourite movie?

One of the movies that has always resonated with me is Dangerous Minds. It really shows how the teacher defies all odds and fights to help turn around a broken group of students to spread their wings and flourish in a very vulnerable surrounding. The movie makes me have further admiration for educators and how they do play a big role in helping us.

What is your dream travel destination? Why?

One of my dream destinations is to visit the many different countries in Africa. I am a person who loves exploring and embracing different cultures and also the outdoors (nature and animals). Africa has so much to see and learn but I also would love to spend some time helping out and doing some humanitarian work too.

What is your favourite food to eat with friends?

I am a foodie and love trying all kinds of food! I think if I had to choose it would be Malay cuisine especially a good authentic plate of Nasi Kerabu.

What is something you’ve learned from somebody inspirational?

The person that I look up to is my late mother, Irene Fernandez. She was someone that always taught us to stand up for what we believe in and to help fix a broken system.
Her journey – obstacles, challenges, perseverance and successes taught me that making a difference starts with one person.