The Special Region of Yogyakarta is often Australian students’ number one destination when studying in Indonesia because of its rich cultural heritage, laid back lifestyle and beautiful surroundings. AIYA Yogya was established in 2015 and is led by a dedicated group of young Australians and Indonesians. You can engage with the Chapter by following them on social media:

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Committee Members

Rizky is currently a second-year undergraduate law student at Universitas Gadjah Mada. In the future, he hopes to become a practicing lawyer in the field of international law. Therefore, Rizky is actively involved in various international organizations and other capacity-building opportunities, with AIYA being one of them. Rizky is looking forward to connect, inform, and inspire each other about Indonesia and Australia as well as other things related to international relations, especially in his second home of Yogyakarta.

Rizky Citra Anugerah

Chapter President

Well-known as Yume, she is a fresh graduate in International Relations. Yume has a massive interest in cross-cultural interaction and diplomacy and it has driven her to participate in AIYA as committee since 2020. She believes that by participating in AIYA, both as member and committee, she is able to work in a positive environment where youth from Australia and Indonesia may collaborate to further some beneficial initiatives.

Yumma Amalia Maghfirah
Vice President

Dania is a final year student, majoring in English Literature. Her experiences in participating in several courses and events brought her to AIYA in 2021. Only after joining AIYA as committee, she developed her interest in the Indonesia-Australia bilateral relationship. AIYA has helped her to grow, both personally and professionally. The very same reason makes her re-join AIYA again, as secretary. She is excited to continue participating in AIYA, as well as building countless friendships and opening the door for thought-provoking discussion in a cross-cultural environment.

Putri Sekar Ramadhania


Zaki A Saputra or commonly called Jakie is a fresh graduate student of International Relations in PN University of Yogyakarta. He has some hobbies related to learning and developing digital research by connecting many people throughout the world. Therefore, he wants to learn and get new knowledge from different perspective, have a focus in analysis, digital technology, diplomacy, and the humanitarian. With AIYA, let's collaborate, act, and synergize to build sustainability countless cross cultural friendships.

Zaki Adi Saputra

Communications Officer

Bella is a final year philosophy student with a passion for media and communication, particularly in the area of writing. Despite her academic focus on philosophy, she has gained significant experience in creative marketing and aspires to be a creative director in the future. Bella has applied for the position of Communication Officer in Public Relations at AIYA, believing that this role will provide her with new experiences and expand her knowledge in the field of media and communication.

Gracia Christabella
Communications Officer

Akmal is a Co-Founder of AstaBhumi and Political Sciences Majoring International Relations Graduate whom focus of studies as well as his passions spanning from Gender and Minority Group, Socio-political Issues, Human Rights, Environmental and SDGs Issues, and Regional Studies and History.

Akmal Maulana AR

Communications Officer

He goes by the name Zaky and is a passionate third-year international relations student. He is particularly interested in politics, the economy, and terrorism. As a student of international relations, he finds it fascinating to learn about the relations between countries, such as those between Indonesia and Australia. For this reason, he joined the AIYA Committee.

Muhammad Zaky Al Aqsa

Communications Officer

Shuvaira Najmi Hanida
Communications Officer

Adzkiya Salsabila Nakula

Events Officer

An English literature student, currently finishing his degree and have a passion for international relations

Gidion Simatupang

Events Officer

Mustika Rini
Events Officer

Aulia Regina
Events Officer

I am a student of International Relations at Yogyakarta University of Technology. I also actively involved in organizations and volunteering. I am interested with soft power issues such as education, culture, and diplomacy. Being a part of AIYA will open so many opportunity for me and i will do my best as a event officers.

Sadrach Abel Damanik

Events Officer

Maya Willis is in her final year of Law and International Studies at University of Wollongong, and is currently completing a semester with Universitas Gadjah Mada. She is also a 2023 Australian Government New Colombo Plan Scholar for Indonesia. Maya is passionate about supporting the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia, and promoting the study of Bahasa Indonesia in Australia.

Maya Willis
Events Officer

Naila is a second year International Relations student at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. Naila has gained comprehensive insights into peace relations and cooperation in various issues, actors, and levels of interaction in the international scope. Over the past years, these valuable knowledges has led Naila to empower herself in numerous opportunities as a college student. These experiences have encouraged Naila to seek more opportunities as an integral part of her vision: to adapt goodness to build a better one.

Naila Rafifa Nasir
Events Officer

Wiweko Rahadian Abyapta is a penultimate student at the Law Faculty, Universitas Gadjah Mada. He is very keen on foreign affairs, and has been a delegate representing Indonesia on several conferences in Asia Pacific region. He is also actively engaged in intracurricular and extracurricular organisations, communities and volunteering projects.

Wiweko Rahadian Abyapta

Events Officer

Theresia Aika Pratiwi
Events Officer
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