Lauren is a Bachelor of Justice student and 2017 New Colombo Plan Scholar with a love for all things Indonesia. She recently completed two ACICIS semesters in International Relations and Bahasa Indonesia and is currently based in Makassar where she is undertaking an internship with the Australian Consulate-General. Lauren has a background in human rights and development, having previously worked in organisations including the Asia Foundation and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Lauren is keen to help connect, empower and inspire young Australian and Indonesian people and hopes that through her involvement in AIYA will help contribute to the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. Connect with her at firstname.lastname@example.org to share any ideas to be featured in the AIYA Blog!
Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.