Kirby is currently pursuing a Master of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. She has lived in Jakarta twice: in 2019 she took part in the Australian Embassy’s Postgraduate Internship Program and in 2012 she interned at the United Nations Information Centre as part of her International Studies degree at RMIT. She also completed a semester of study at Universitas Gadjah Mada in 2015 as part of the ACICIS Flexible Language Immersion Program which was supported by a prestigious Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship. Kirby is passionate about the opportunities a strong, multi-faceted Australia-Indonesia relationship offers to both countries and hopes to remain actively engaged in strengthening relations for many years to come.
Disty is AIYA National’s Director of Communications. Loves kopi Makassar, tempe, and angkot stickers.