Jade Gandasubrata is one of the founding members of Budaya Nusantara. For the past 15 years since returning to Canada, Jade has been involved with a variety of cultural awareness groups, in particular those groups from SE Asia. Using her training and work experience as professional Event Production and Designer, Jade can be found coordinating annual and milestone cultural events throughout Alberta. She has designed and made the cultural costumes used in these events as well as having been one of the dancers. Her desire for Budaya Nusantara is to create an environment where people will feel comfortable, enjoy sharing their knowledge, and experiencing the tremendous diversity the Indonesian culture has to offer. Through participation in these events her hope is that we, as members of the global community, will become more aware of how much we share in common when it comes to wanting the good things in life for our families, friends and countries.