Kirby is a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) graduate from RMIT University. Her passion for Indonesian language and culture began at a young age and has continued throughout her studies and professional experience. Kirby is currently pursuing a Master of Diplomacy at the Australian National University and has vast experience in the international education sector space. She has lived in Indonesia twice – first in Jakarta for an internship with the United Nations Information Centre as part of her undergraduate degree and secondly in Yogyakarta undertaking the ACICIS flexible language immersion program at Univerisitas Gadjah Mada. She is excited to be returning to Jakarta soon to intern at the Australian Embassy and hopes to remain actively engaged in the Australia-Indonesia relationship for many years to come.
Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.