Maxine recently graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of International and Global Studies, majoring in Asian Studies and Geography. Her connection to Indonesia began in 2017 when she undertook a six-month Geography Immersion Program at the University of Indonesia which included the opportunity to intern at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in Jakarta. Maxine is now doing a Geography Honours thesis on issues related to food insecurity in Eastern Indonesia. She is an avid volcano climber and has her sights set on Gunung Agung in Bali and Gunung Kerinci in Sumatra during her next trip to Indonesia. Maxine hopes that by strengthening links between youth, a greater sense of understanding and cooperation will ultimately result from the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.