I enjoy speaking with Erida and listen to her views, particularly about how she perceives women and their developing role in our beloved Indonesia.
Miss Erida Pulungan or Ed for short is the most smartest, kindest and genuine person I have ever come across. Edrida was born in April 25th, 1982 as the first daughter of 5 siblings of both parents (the late Mr. Azhari Pulungan and Mrs Dahniar Pasaribu).
She has excellent leadership skills: focused, engaged, and takes the initiative. She has degrees in Management and Economics from North Sumatera University, a degree in Education and English Literature and a Master's degree in Diplomacy from Paramadina Postgraduate School of International Relations and another Master’s degree in Management Social Development at the Faculty of Social and Politics at University of Indonesia.
Edrida used to work at Asia Development Bank as a surveyor, translator and analyst. She was also a researcher for communication with the expert, Jaffrey Kamar.
Communicating with Edrida always brought a special experience for me. Her energetic ways in talking and how she perceives the whole world from her point of view made her unique amongst others. This quality comes from her strong character as an adult woman born and raised in Medan, North Sumatera. In addition to this strength, she can be very emphatic and responsive to help anyone who requires her help. Even more interesting aee her talented skills in writing and publishing poetry. That is why I prefer to call her, Ed The Poetry Woman.
Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is where she started her career as member of Parliament at the Parliamentary House of Regional of Representative. At the same time, she researched and wrote which made her one of the best Representatives for Indonesia in international events.
She used to work as a Journalist from Medan Bisnis with branding Economic Newspaper in North Sumantera (March-September 2005), including Covering Management, Business, and Financial Analysis and Showbiz. The task itself has made her one of the most influential Young Generation persons from Indonesia and brought new prestige for Indonesia.
Her knowledge about public relations and her love of public speaking made her feel it necessary to share Indonesian cultures to foreign people around the world, consistent with the opportunity she had during her study in Darwin High School. Edrida is always eager for knowledge and learning something new.
She is also the founder of English Debating Competiton in National University. Here are the list of the books that she already written since year 2012-2016 , entitled as follows:
1.AVRUPA GOKLERI UZERINDE SANA EVILIK TEKLIF ETMEK, Lingkar Mata, Publisher 2016
2.DIATAS LANGIT EROPA MELAMARMU, Gramata Publisher, 2014.
3.SEPUCUK RINDU UNTUK AISYAH YANG SETIA, Mahara Publishing.,2014.
4.CINTA MERAH JAMBU, Puspa Swara Publisher , 2014.
5.FIKSI HARI PAHLAWAN, Fiksiana Publisher 2014
6.PANCASILA RUMAH KITA , Peniti Media Publisher 2013.
7. 25 WANITA MERAWAT INDONESIA, Peniti Media Publisher, 2013
8.ANTOLOGI PELANGI JIWA, Mahara Publishing ,2013.
9.101 PEREMPUAN BERKISAH, Woman’S Scrift, Publisher 2013
10.HARMONI, Motivasi Islami, Quanta Elexmedia, 2013.
11.JADILAH TERANG, Penerbit Bogor Publisher, 2013
12.VALENTISIANA, Fiksiana Publisher, 2013
13.AYAT-AYAT RAMADHAN, Erafrasti Publisher 2012.
14.MAMA PAHLAWANKU, Fiksiana Publisher 2012
15. LOVE NEVER FAIL, Nulisbuku.com, 2012.
16. LUNCH INVITATION STORY WITH PRESIDENT JOKOWI, 2015.
Ed believes that happiness comes from being generous and caring about others. Her dreams are to become a part of any project in the world. Her demeanor is appreciated by friends and colleagues.