The AIYA Yogyakarta Chapter aims to connect, inspire and inform Australians and Indonesians about opportunities to engage in the bilateral relationship. We hope to build a strong network of students, volunteers and young professionals who can encourage, learn from and support one another to become the next generation of leaders in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
Nadia F. Romadhona – President
Nadia, but prefer to be called Dhona is a Korean Literature student who has an interest in international issues and inter-state relations. After participating in student exchange program in Korea, gaining a lot of thought from other countries friends and attended many international programs there, she thinks that the problems among nations can be solved if each country has mutual trust and understanding. By joining AIYA Yogyakarta chapter, she hopes to become a bridge between the two countries and learn new cultures to create a global society of mutual understanding among people.
Zoe Croucher – Vice President and Treasurer
Zoe is a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics/Diploma of Languages student at La Trobe University in Melbourne. After growing up in a regional area she moved to Melbourne in order to pursue Indonesian and economics and is now spending a year at UGM in Yogyakarta as a 2018 New Colombo Plan Scholar. She hopes that by being an economist with a deep understanding of the Indonesian economy, and an ability to communicate with stakeholders in both English and Bahasa, that she will be able to play an active role in bringing our two countries closer. Zoe joined AIYA as she believes it is a fantastic organisation that provides a platform for passionate youth to connect and learn from each other while advancing Australia-Indonesia relations.
Kate Thresher – Secretary
Kate has an undergraduate in a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Indonesian. She is now completing her honours in Asian studies and is also in her final year of a bachelors of law. Kate is a New Colombo Plan Scholar currently studying at Gadjah Mada University in the law faculty on exchange. She decided to join AYIA because she recognises the great work that AIYA does and wants to contribute to creating meaningful engagement between Indonesian and Australian young people. Kate is looking forward to meeting new people and learning lots in her new role as secretary of AIYA Yogyakarta.
Caitlin Quinn – Communications Officer
Caitlyn is currently completing a bachelor of Media and Communication (journalism major) at Swinburne University in Melbourne. She feels really lucky to be able to study as an exchange student at Universitas Gadjah Mada where she is studying international relations and Bahasa Indonesia. She is really excited to be the communications officer for AIYA Yogyakarta chapter. She joined AIYA to practice her Indonesian and meet new friends while she studies abroad.
Satrio Rendi – Communications Officer
Satrio Rendi Pradana, but often to be called Rendi or Satrio is a graduate student in Tourism and Hospitality Service from one of the tourism college in Yogyakarta. He is currently working in one of the hotel and a freelance tour guide as well. He also takes a part in one of the Language Community in Indonesia (Polyglot Indonesia Chapter Yogyakarta). After gaining some experience from working and internship program during study, he thinks that the excellent service of hospitality can be performed by understanding people’s culture from each country they come from. By joining AIYA, he hopes that he will get more networking and understand the different views of leisure time between both countries. Regarding of his major in tourism, he would like to get to know more about Australian holiday’s culture from the Australian students who is doing exchange program in Indonesia, especially in Yogyakarta and to understand how the students spending their leisure time during their study in Indonesia. He also hopes that he could learn many things about different views of travel culture between both countries as well and to find a study Pathways to carry on his study in Travel and Tourism Business Management in Australia.
Mia Dunphy – Project Officer
Mia is in her final semester of her Bachelor of Community Development, majoring in International Development. She is studying in Yogyakarta for one semester in International Relations and is the Community Development Officer at AIYA, Yogyakarta. Mia joined AIYA because she is passionate about Australia-Indonesia relations and about local development projects occurring in Indonesia. She hopes to engage and support local initiatives in Yogyakarta with the wider community, and bring about more awareness to different community-based organisations.
Puspita Wardhani – Project Officer
Tata is a student of Law in Universitas Gadjah Mada. She currently takes international law as the focus of her studies. Her experiences on participating in several short courses with students from Australia brought her to AIYA. This student whose future goal is becoming a diplomat one day is a part of Community Development Project Officers Team. She is very excited to be placed in this division because she can improve the ability to engage with people and influence surroundings.
Isobel Morton – Education Officer
Issy is currently studying a bachelor of Arts degree with an Indonesian major at the University of Sydney. She is now completing her second semester at UGM where she studies in the Faculty of Cultural Sciences. She has been a member of the Aiya Jogja chapter since Febuary and is enjoying undertaking her role as Language Exchange project officer.
Edwin Salim – Project Officer
Edwin Salim is a fresh-graduated from Architecture in Universitas Gadjah Mada, and now working as a junior architect in an architecture consultant in Yogyakarta. A public-speaking enthusiast, Edwin was a Tokopedia Student Ambassador (Batch 4), a participant of UGM-University of Sydney Summer Program about Culture-Architecture-Urbanism in Yogyakarta, and an English orator & debater. As a part of AIYA, he wants to develop himself further in an environment full of diversity, also to encourage young people of Indonesia, especially those in Yogyakarta, to fulfill their potentials in the global scope.
Rae Anderson – Sports Officer
Hey, I’m Rae! I’m studying Arts, majoring in Indonesian Studies and South East Asian Studies at the University of Sydney. Away from Uni, I train and compete in two of my favourite sports, Athletics; Discus and Javelin, and Snow Skiing; Slalom and Giant Slalom. I have trained and competed all over the world including Rio 2016 and Comm Games Glasgow 2014. Due to my sport and my love of Indonesian culture and language, I work for two not-for-profits. I am the Operations Director for the Unibridge Project, an online, real-time platform for students of AIYA to engage in language and culture exchanges with students across Australia and Indonesia. My second not-for-profit is an organisation that finds and supports children and people with physical disabilities to participate in sport. We provide a multi-faceted network of sports specific professionals and peer mentors to our members to get them active and to have fun playing a sport. I was excited to be asked to became sports coordinator in the Jogja Chapter due to my love of language learning as well as my love for seeing people have fun, get active and make new friends.
Indra Wibawa – Sports Officer
Indra Wibawa is an alumnus from FISIPOL UGM in Politic and Governance studies. He is currently working in Design for Dream, a start-up business that is engaged in people with disabilities empowerment through entrepreneurship. As a difabel person, he is active as an athlete in para-athletics sports. After attending the international Sport Visitor Program in University of Illinois in United States, Indra has an interest in international environmental community. By joining AIYA, he has motivation to improve his ability to interact with the international environment and engage with the community through cross-cultural understanding.
Ahmad Rezha – Sports Officer
Ahmad Rezha is a final-year computer science student at the Universitas Gadjah Mada. He has a Bachelor of Accounting from the Universitas Islam Indonesia. Currently, he is working as a shop manager at Opposite Coffee Yogyakarta. Shaping his ability to handle problems, he has worked and lived with cross-cultural teams and families in Europe. Rezha joins AIYA Yogyakarta chapter to inspire all university students and young Indonesians leaders to be more active to face international environment.
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Last Updated 09 October 2018.