Jawa Barat


Indonesia’s most populous province, West Java, provides many Australian students a home away from home as they study in the famous student city of Bandung. For many, the province is a playground of endless opportunities to see the natural beauty of Indonesia and experience Sundanese culture. Throughout the year you can catch the team creating engaging events to better inform young Aussies and Indos about one another, to stay up to date follow the Chapter on their social media:

Committee Members

Dyo completed his Bachelor of Arts majoring in Commercial Photography in Pasundan University, Bandung. In 2013 he assisted a collaboration of Dutch students from ‘HKU’ and ‘Plan Nederlands’ to produce an interactive video project in Bandung called ‘walk a mile in her shoes’ which screened online on MTV Nederlands, and was awarded the ‘regional winner (innovative use of technology or social media)’ by Plan Global Awards in 2014. Currently, he works as a freelance producer for various commercial video productions. He spends much of his free time travelling, and cooking. He believes by joining AIYA it would be a great opportunity for his personal and professional development, as involved in intercultural groups is something that he always really passionate about.

Dyo Pamungkas

Chapter President

Mia completed her studies at Monash University, Australia with a Master of Applied Linguistics. She is now a lecturer at Faculty of Letters, Universitas Komputer Indonesia. During her study at Monash University, Mia has volunteered in many Australia-Indonesia events in Melbourne, e.g. teaching Bahasa Indonesia, participating in conferences, workshops, etc. When she got back to Indonesia, she joined AIYA Jawa Barat as an Education Officer in 2019, and as a Communications Officer in 2020. Her interests in language, literature, linguistics, and culture have made her believe that the relationship between Australia and Indonesia is extremely important. She believe s that the bilateral relationship will be stronger through collaborative learning.

Mia Yuwita

Vice President

Yovita a fresh graduate of Business Administration at Bandung State Polytechnic. She loves to socialize. During her studies she was active in several organizations one of them is Student Executive Board of Bandung State Polytechnic. She always enjoy to learning new things, seeks opportunities to broaden her network and make a positive impact to her surroundings whilst also developing her own capabilities. By joining AIYA she hopes to get a lot of knowledge and experience, especially about the culture of Australia and Indonesia.

Yovita Ivana

Treasurer

Salmadita is in her final year majoring International Relations at Parahyangan Catholic University. She focuses her study on Politics and Transnational society with a demonstrated history of participated in International Student Conference 2020. She is an adaptive person with strong interest in cross-cultural communications. Throughout the year pursuing her education in related fields and she hopes that by joining AIYA, she could develop herself more and take part in strengthen Indonesia-Australia bilateral relations.

Salmadita

Secretary

Aura Salsabilah Ardian is an Educational Technology student at Education University of Indonesia. She’s interested in education field and likes to socialized. She also active in several campus and off-campus organizations, such as HIMA TEPSI, AIYA Jawa Barat, and HIMATEKPEND. She loves to learn new things very much, especially about diversity culture and arts. She wanted to go further to gain experience and knowledge by participating social organizations and volunteer events.

Aura Salsabilah Ardian

Communications Officer

Deva is a third year student of English Education in Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. She is currently active in the organization of her department named English Students’ association (ESA) as one of the members of legislative board. She was also the head of reasoning department in ESA. Besides learning and being active in organization, Deva is currently teaching as a private English teacher. By joining AIYA Jawa Barat, she hopes to get to know more about the relation between Australia and Indonesia and hopefully one day she could help to strengthen the bilateral relationship of Australia and Indonesia.

Deva Aryani

Education Officer

In 2020 Isabel completed her final year of a Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology and International Relations. She is now hoping to undertake postgraduate studies at the University of Tasmania in her hometown of Hobart in Australia. As part of her New Colombo Plan Scholarship, Isabel undertook study in International Relations through the Australian Consortium of In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR). Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Isabel had to leave Indonesia before her trip was due to conclude, but hopes to remain connected to the region through this organisation. Isabel recognises the immense influence of the Indo-Pacific region and is excited to develop a deeper understanding of the bi-lateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia through her time with the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association.

Isabel Dunn

Social Cultural Officer

Fatima is currently working as an associate researcher and assessor in a private and government institution. She pursued her Master of Education in Early Childhood Education at Monash University. During her study in Melbourne, Fatima has volunteered in many activities related to education and social activities. She always enjoyed involving herself in the volunteering activity. She believes that actively being involved in volunteer activities would be a great way of giving a contribution to the community.

Fatima Rahmah

Professional Programs Officer

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