Jenny Lind Elmaco was a former Project Manager for Asia of Women without Borders in Vienna, Austria and the Austrian Foundation for World Population in International Development. Her first job was Project Director for Youth Affairs in the Office of the Philippine President. It soon led to managing a multi-embassy initiative called the Innovative Human Rights Initiative in Manila, supporting the human rights initiatives of 10 embassies and holding office with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. She later became the Executive Director of SPARK! - a non profit organisation promoting women's political and economic empowerment. She has done consultancy and advisory work for Asian Development Bank, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, and the University of the Philippines School of Law.
She is a recipient of many prestigious awards such as Marie Curie ITN Fellowship of the Consortia for Excellence on Sustainable Peace-building, Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines in 2002, AIEJ (Japan Ministry of Education) undergraduate scholarship, the Ayala Young Leaders in 2001, and the Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines in 2001.
She holds an International Doctorate Degree in Peace, Conflict and Development studies from Catedra UNESCO de Filosofia para la Paz sobre saliente. She also holds an International Master’s Degree in Peace, Conflict and Development studies from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the Universidad Jaume I (Spain) with scholarships from the Afro-Asian Institute and the Bancaja Foundation. A European Commission scholarship gave her her Second Master’s Degree in Global Studies from theUniversity of Vienna and theUniversity of Leipzig. Her undergraduate degree was in Political Science from Silliman University in the Philippines.