Bintang graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics degree and started his graduate career by working for the Northern Territory Government. Bintang was born in Yogyakarta, lived in Bali for some time and in 2010 he moved to Gove, Northern Territory. Bintang’s leadership was shown in high school where he was elected as a school captain. He assisted in taking care of Indonesian exchange students and arranged Indonesian culture educational activities. His keen interested in Australia-Indonesia relationship continued to university where he volunteered to teach Bahasa and share Indonesian culture to rural schools in South Australia. In his spare time, Bintang loves to volunteer as a Surf lifesaver at his local surf club. Having to learn English from when he moved to Australia. He strongly believes that language is one of the key factors that strengthen the bond between young people in Australia-Indonesia relationship. Interestingly, Bintang’s journey from an Indonesian village to become a Surf lifesaver was covered as a story on ABC Heywire.
Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.