Key People


AIYA is governed by a Board of Directors, these directors hold legal responsibility for the organisation and oversee the wider organisation including National Coordinators, National Officers, Chapter Presidents and Chapter Officers.

Board of Directors

Claudia Wijaya is studying Laws and Social Science at Macquarie University, majoring in Political Economy. She is interested in Australian and Indonesian law reform through revising policies to improve social environments. As an Australian-born Indonesian, she has maintained a strong connection to the Indonesian culture which she believes AIYA can continue embracing similarities and differences.

Claudia Wijaya

National President

Wisnu Trianugeraha

Company Secretary

Bima Aryuna works in Jakarta and after completing his degree at Telkom University, Bima started his career in marketing. He is currently designing a board game about Sundanese Traditional Script and Batik. Previously, he joined the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) in 2016-17 and would like to contribute more in building Australia-Indonesia relationship through AIYA.

Bima Aryuna

National Treasurer

Matthew is an Assistant Development Manager at Landcom, having studied Civil Engineering at USYD. Being Australian-born of Indonesian background, he has a strong interest and passion in what's happening in both countries. In addition, Matthew is always looking for ways to strengthen his own cultural connections within both communities, something which he believes that AIYA is best placed to help grow and facilitate.

Matthew Hasjim

Operations Director

Darcy Murphy

Partnerships and Memberships Director

Rosie is the Marketing Coordinator at International Internships and a marketing consultant for companies including Value Learning and Mosaic Connections. She is an alumna of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange program and has been involved in AIYA for several years. Rosie is a graduate of Monash University and holds a Bachelor of Global Studies in Human Rights and a Diploma in Languages in Indonesian.

Rosie Murphy

Communications Director

Jade Lee

NAILA Director


National Team

Vita is currently working at Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF). She has been working closely with Australian Education Providers which make her keen on supporting the Australia-Indonesia relationship. She loves to learn about cultural diversity in Indonesia, particularly its local language.

Vita Kanisha

Operations Coordinator (Indonesia)

Kazhimi naim is a currently studying a bachelor of science, with a major in mechanical systems at the University of Melbourne. Having been born in Indonesia and migrating to Australia at a young age, Kazhimi has since been very active in the Indonesian community of Victoria. He strongly believes that effective commutation between Australian and Indonesian youths is vital in strengthening bilateral relations.

Kazhimi Naim

Operations Coordinator (Australia)

Adila Salma Khansa currently works as a Program Assistant at ACICIS and she is a graduate of UGM. She is passionate about language and culture, including connecting with people across cultures. Khansa believes AIYA helps bridge differences as well as strengthens friendships between Indonesians and Australians. That’s why she joined AIYA, and she would love to contribute more!

Adila Salma Khansa

Operations Coordinator (Digital)

Bima Aryuna works in Jakarta and after completing his degree at Telkom University, Bima started his career in marketing. He is currently designing a board game about Sundanese Traditional Script and Batik. Previously, he joined the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) in 2016-17 and would like to contribute more in building Australia-Indonesia relationship through AIYA.

Bima Aryuna

People & Culture Coordinator / Finance Officer

Frisca Elfiona is a psychology student at UI, prior to joining AIYA, Frisca was actively involved in international organisations such as AIESEC and APYouths. Frisca is highly interested in international relations and loves to engage with various kinds of people from different countries hence why she joined AIYA.

Frisca Elfiona

Digital Events Officer

Patricia Elizabeth

Digital Events Officer

Pritta is a lawyer at a renowned firm based in Jakarta and a graduate from Universitas Indonesia. After joining an exchange program to Sydney in 2014, she realized how evident and meaningful the neighboring countries' relationship is. Through AIYA, Pritta hopes to explore the culture and partnership, and make new friends while encouraging youth participation in strengthening the bilateral ties.

Leo Barry

Blog Editor

Pritta is a lawyer at a renowned firm based in Jakarta and a graduate from Universitas Indonesia. After joining an exchange program to Sydney in 2014, she realized how evident and meaningful the neighboring countries' relationship is. Through AIYA, Pritta hopes to explore the culture and partnership, and make new friends while encouraging youth participation in strengthening the bilateral ties.

Pritta Maharani

Digital Events Officer

With a background in English Language Education from Universitas Negeri Malang, Via has dedicated herself to shaping young minds as an educator in her hometown. She is also an alumna of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2020, and her interest in fostering strong Australia-Indonesia relationships has only grown stronger since then. Eager to continue her journey of learning and contributing, she actively participates in cultural and educational exchanges through AIYA.

Noviachri Imroatul Sadiyah

Digital Education Officer

Darcy Murphy

Partnerships Officer

Bening holds a degree in Indonesian Language and Literature from University of Gadjah Mada. Bening is highly interested in education issues and intercultural communications. Her passion towards Australia-Indonesia relationship was started when she worked at ACICIS. Through AIYA, Bening believes that she'll able to explore and contribute more in building Australia-Indonesia relationship.

Bening Wismawarin

Digital Education Officer

Tom is a graduate of Bachelor of International Studies from Deakin University, as well as the Darmasiswa scholarship program. Having studied Bahasa Indonesia since high school, and with experience living, studying, and interning in Indonesia, Tom firmly believes that meaningful and applied language education is crucial to fostering good Australia-Indonesia relationships.

Thomas Farmer

Digital Education Officer

Lala is an active and cheerful person who loves making friends especially abroad friends. She have moved from South Sulawesi and stayed in Bandung, Jawa Barat for pursuing higher education. Now, she has became a fresh-graduate from Telkom University in Communication Science major (bachelor) with Cum Laude. Recently, she owns and runs two businesses (creative arts and FnB) simultaneously and independently. Besides of having 7+ experiences as a social activist, she also loves being a part of Event Organizer. She successfully revitalized a cultural Event Organizer (EO), which had been dormant for 2 years due to the pandemic. She was entrusted to serve as the chairman of the Nihon no Matsuri 14 Event Organizer from 2022 to 2023. This is her latest greatest achievements, as the event is the largest Japanese cultural event in West Java. She decided to join AIYA West Java to achieve one of her biggest goals, which is to introduce Indonesian culture to abroad, especially in Australia, through various events and cultural festivals (if possible).

Medillah Lita Saputri

Events Officer

Kate Langley is studying a Masters of International Relations at Melbourne University. She has gained research experience at different organisations including the Victorian Parliament, the Social Research Centre and Foodbank. She grew up in Hong Kong and completed internships in the Philippines and Indonesia as a NCP recipient, she is a current Asialink Business Asian Leaders Summit intern.

Kate Langley

Research & Policy Officer

Al is an Indonesia-based historian graduating from Diponegoro University, Semarang. She has been a Culture Officer at AIYA since early 2022. Outside this position, Al is actively involved in various international research and youth empowerment forums related to history, foreign policy, and multiculturalism.

Alifia Afflatus Zahra

Culture Officer

Audrey is a PhD Candidate at ANU studying the unique bird diversity in the Indo-Australian region. As an Indonesian who has stayed in Australia for seven years and counting, Australia has felt like home as much as Indonesia is. Enthusiastic in learning new things and with past experiences in supporting international students in Australia, she is keen to contribute to the growing AIYA community.

Audrey Miranda Prasetya

Rersearch & Policy Officer

Gillian is a graduate of Sydney University and as an NCP scholar she studied at the University of Indonesia and interned at CSIS with research articles published in Indonesia Quarterly and Analisis. She has experience working with youth and has proactively supported international engagement through volunteering. Fostering people to people connections in bilateral relations is a passion of hers.

Gillian Scott

Research & Policy Officer

Adi Yuwono

Research & Policy Officer

Alya Nabila

Partnerships Officer

Glory Euodia currently works as an English teacher in Bandung, Indonesia. She graduated from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, where she was involved in several research projects. Her research interests are in the fields of translanguaging and teacher development. Through AIYA, she hopes to explore the unique challenges faced by Australia and Indonesia in the language learning landscape.

Glory Euodia

Research & Policy Officer

Andi Wulan Rahmadania

Research & Policy Officer

Hirzi is studying Politics and Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he was also President of its Indonesian Students Association. Hirzi has held a number of research and policy positions, such as at the Victorian Parliament and KPMG. As an Indonesian-Australian, he is very keen to use his professional experiences and cultural background to benefit the bilateral relationship.

Hirzi Putra Laksana

Partnerships Officer

Rosie is the Marketing Coordinator at International Internships and a marketing consultant for companies including Value Learning and Mosaic Connections. She is an alumna of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange program and has been involved in AIYA for several years. Rosie is a graduate of Monash University and holds a Bachelor of Global Studies in Human Rights and a Diploma in Languages in Indonesian.

Rosie Murphy

Communications Coordinator

I am doing a master degree in international relations now at UWA, and currently live in perth. i have joined aiya national since 2021 and now also joined aiya wa chapter as a vice president.

Dhiya Rihadatul Aisy

Communications Coordinator

Dom is an experienced Communications Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Journalism, Management, Report Writing, Strategy, and Digital Marketing. Strong business development professional with Master Degrees focused in International Relations, and Publishing & Communications from University of Melbourne.

Dominic Sheehan

Links Officer

Agus is currently working as a translator and English teacher. He completed his bachelor's degree in English education from Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia. He has a strong connection to Indonesia-Australia relations after participating in a student exchange program in 2007 in Perth. He has been volunteering for NAILA as a language officer since 2019 and is now taking part as a culture officer for AIYA.

Agus Firman

Culture Officer

Alberto is really interested in learning about Australian culture, thus, he joined AIYA in 2019. A year after that, he was chosen as the Chapter President of AIYA NTT for two periods. Currently, he acted as the Culture Officer in the People & Culture Team of AIYA National.

Alberto Selan

Culture Officer

Ashton is a Law and Creative and Professional Writing graduate from the Queensland University of Technology and is a 2023 graduate in the Australian Public Service. Ashton has studied Bahasa Indonesia since she was eleven years old and undertook two ACICIS programs (ILSC and IBLS) while at university. Ashton is especially interested in Indonesian literature and has volunteered at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.

Ashton Darracott

Communications Coordinator

Lala is a Program and Communication Officer at a consulting firm and is a graduate of International Relations, specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies. She formerly worked at the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) where she discovered AIYA. She believes AIYA is a great space to improve cross-cultural understanding while building stronger Indonesia-Australia ties.

Nabila Khoiru Nisa

Links Officer

Achmad Sofari Usman (Ari) is a javanese native from Cilacap, Central Java. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree in English Language specialising in Intercultural Communication, Translation, Interpreting, and Sociolinguistics. Ari is passionate about language, education, and culture. Through his involvement in AIYA, he hopes to improve his skills and Australia-Indonesia knowledge.

Achmad Sofari Usman

Social Media Officer

Azmi enjoys meeting new people, listening to their stories, and learning about their backgrounds. Along her way, she found out about AIYA and decided to be involved in it. Azmi believes AIYA’s vision in increasing Australia-Indonesia youth engagement is one of the ways to nurture a closer relationship that will secure these countries' futures.

Fadurro Azmi

Social Media Officer

Rahel Pranoto is in her final year of a bachelor's degree in political science, and studies at Semarang State University. During her college years, she was involved in a variety of activities. Rahel is interested in international relations, language, and human relations related to culture. Through AIYA, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures and societies of Indonesia and Australia. Rahel joined AIYA in 2022 and is the Congress Convenor for KAIYA in 2023.

Rahel Gloria Pranoto

Kongres Convenor

I am an undergraduate animal science student at IPB University who always expands experiences and knowledge. A well-rounded person who has an interest in public speaking, animal science, and volunteering. In addition, I have the capability to lead a team and work in teams.

Nadya Zahra Rahmadilla

Social Media Officer

Lourdes is in her third year of International Security Studies and Arts at the ANU, majoring in International Communications and minoring in Indonesian Studies and Politics. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, until she was 14, Lourdes sought to bring her love for Indonesian culture, food, and language with her when she moved to Australia to further her studies. Her enduring interests include developing and strengthening Australian-Indonesian bilateral relations and youth engagement in both countries.

Lourdes Bernadette

Links Officer

Putu Ayu Arundhati Gitanjali

Links Officer

I'm a Social Media Practitioner who excited about making contents about everything that excites me, including relations between countries. I love meeting new people and learning about new things!

Zahra Anindya

Communications Officer

Hansel has lived across 3 different states in AU. He has discovered by looking at the current growth trajectory, within the foreseeable future, Indonesia will be a massive economic player to contend with. Hansel is hoping to strengthen the bilateral relationship between IDN-AU, to give back to the community, and to put Indonesia on the global map by firstly leveraging its youth enormous potential across all sectors.

Hansel Winarta

Links Officer

Jesica Nikita Rachel Ginting graduated from UPN Veteran Yogyakarta majoring in International Relations with a focus on environmental policy, European, and Asia Pacific Region. Embracing the Australia-Indonesia relationship, Jesica sees AIYA as a great opportunity to contribute and foster mutual understanding about Australia and Indonesia.

Jesica Nikita Rachel Ginting

Links Officer

Claudia is an International Studies student at the University of Sydney. Her love for Indonesia began at school where she first was introduced to Indonesian culture and language. Through her involvement in AIYA she hopes to continue to grow her understanding about Indonesia in order to help young Australian’s have a better understanding of the Australian-Indonesian relationship.

Claudia Petrin

Social Media Officer

Oneal is a KOL Specialist. She works with influencers and other KOLs for big and small brands in Indonesia and around the world. She’s also a Freelance Translator and a member of HPI (Association of Indonesian Translators) with over 2 years of experience in a US multinational company. Since she is staying in Australia, she’s determined to develop the Indonesian language and culture in Australia.

Reneoneal Cut Adamy

Social Media Officer

Grace is an undergraduate student at Universitas Indonesia who has a keen interest in international affairs. Her visit to Australia in 2019 made her comprehend that Indonesia and Australia have a valuable people-to-people connection. By joining AIYA, she looks forward to contributing to the Australia-Indonesia relationship and collaborating in a cross-cultural setting!

Grace Viona

Blog Editor

Shayma Abdellatif

Blog Editor

Maddie is a student at Deakin Univerity studying a Bachelor of International Studies (Global Scholar). She is majoring in International Relations and Indonesian. Maddie is passionate about gender studies, humanitarian assistance and international policy. In the future, she aims to be involved in building stronger Australia-Indonesia diplomatic ties. Maddie hopes to begin this work through being one of AIYA's National Blog Editors.

Maddie Crothers

Blog Editor

Iqoh Khanafi

Graphic Design Officer

Mochamad Sahlan Amin

Graphic Design Officer

Dinda Aziza Rialita (Lita) a self-taught graphic designer based in Jakarta. She has been actively involved in AIYA’s since 2020 as a member of the communication graphic design team. Lita has an extreme interest in art and graphic design. Being part of AIYA National is a new journey to broaden her skills, network, and learn new things in a more diverse environment.

Dinda Aziza Rialita

Graphic Design Officer

Thomas is a NAATI-certified translator who works as a linguist for both public and private sector clients. He enjoys working in the background to ensure effective cross-cultural communication and understanding between Australians and Indonesians.

Thomas Shears

Content Translator

Iffa Zuraidi

Content Translator

Adolf Richardo

Content Translator

Clara is a candidate of Master of Education in Children’s Literature and Literacies at the University of Glasgow. She puts a lot of concern on culture, humanity, education, language and art. She joined AIYA earlier in 2021 and looking forward to learn more about Australia and Indonesia relationship and to have more exciting experience with new friends.

Clara Sidharta

Content Translator

Gabriella is an undergraduate of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at Universitas Indonesia. She is interested in knowing people from different backgrounds and she always open to trying new things. She joined AIYA so that she can learn more about Australian culture and the relationship between Australia and Indonesia.

Gabriella Pasya

Content Translator

Annabel is a Bachelor of International Relations from Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, West Java. She was formerly involved as a committee member for UNESCO for World Press Freedom Day 2017 event. She was also invited by Indonesia Youth Foundation to be a Speaker for “Youth’s Role in Maximizing Indonesia’s Potential Through Public Diplomacy” 2022 Webinar. Her involvement in the ACICIS during her university years and her Bachelor thesis, “Indonesia’s Public Diplomacy through Film Sectors (Films & Film Festivals) in Australia for the Close Relationships Between the Two Countries” written in Bahasa has made her passionate and always curious about the bilateral relationship through public diplomacy.

Annabel Maria Christina

Memberships Officer

Joshua Preece

Kumpul Officer

Novie Manurung

Kumpul Officer

Abbey Cutler is a 4th year Law/Arts student at LaTrobe University in Melbourne. She has been studying Bahasa Indonesia for 10 years and is very passionate about the language and the country. Abbey has taken part in several programs across Indonesia and Australia, including ACICIS and Cinderella Indonesia. Abbey has been a part of AIYA since 2020 and is passionate about building key relationships across Australia and Indonesia in order to promote more cultural awareness.

Abbey Cutler

Womens Officer

Magdalena Venasia

Womens Officer

Nadia F. Romadhona

Womens Officer

Nafya Windia Putri

Womens Officer

Andiana Maharani Pitaloka

Womens Officer

Cana Paranita

Womens Officer

Samara Welbourne

Womens Officer

Metta Kohar is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Banking and Finance at Monash University. Passionate about cultural and social justice issues, Metta joins AIYA in hopes of creating a tangible social impact and fostering a strong bilateral relationship for both countries she calls home. In her downtime, Metta enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring the city for new cuisines.

Metta Kohar

Womens Officer

Rohan is a musician, ethnomusicologist and teacher. As a researcher, his interests lie primarily in the music of Indonesia. His current research project concerns the hybrid musical genre tanjidor Betawi, which is practised around the outskirts of Jabodetabek. As a performer, Rohan is a multi-instrumentalist active across Indonesian, Balkan and Western Classical idioms. Rohan is also an instrumental music (brass and piano) teacher.

Rohan Iyer 

Kumpul Coordinator


Chapter Presidents

Sarah is a young professional and recent university graduate passionate about promoting Australia-Indonesia relations and advocating for Indonesian language study and greater Asia literacy. Sarah has been on the AIYA ACT Committee since 2017, and has advanced proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia with over 12 years of language study. Outside of AIYA, Sarah is employed as a Graduate Policy Officer at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where she works to support Australia's international interests. Sarah holds a double degree qualification Bachelor of Asian Studies/Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Australian National University.

Sarah Binney

AIYA Australian Capital Territory

Matthew is an Assistant Development Manager at Landcom, having studied Civil Engineering at USYD. Being Australian-born of Indonesian background, he has a strong interest and passion in what's happening in both countries. In addition, Matthew is always looking for ways to strengthen his own cultural connections within both communities, something which he believes that AIYA is best placed to help grow and facilitate.

Matthew Hasjim

AIYA New South Wales

Ceria's involvement in organisation started as soon as she arrived in Brisbane. Her passion for meeting new crowds, teaching, and learning about diversity and inclusiveness has motivated her to share the experience with a bigger audience. Having a more prominent platform in AIYA, Ceria hopes to strengthen the relationship where both Australia and Indonesia receive greater goods.

Ceria Amidjaja

AIYA Queensland

Abimanyu currently works at a private company. Outside of work, he volunteers at the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) as the Jakarta Chapter President, and is also building a local business in his hometown. He believes joining AIYA will create a big impact for his insight, career and connections through its collaboration between the two countries involved.

Abimanyu R. Pridakusuma

AIYA Jakarta

Aldin migrated from Jakarta to Australia as a young child, growing up in Adelaide. He currently works as a policy officer, and studied Law and International Relations at University of Adelaide. He is passionate about trying to connect young people across both countries. In his spare time he likes to learn Bahasa Minang and ride his bike.

Aldin Shauki

AIYA South Australia

Lachlan graduated his Bachelor of Arts with Honours, majoring in Indonesian and International relations at Deakin University mid of 2021. During study, he sought to advance his Indonesian studies and joined AIYA Victoria in 2020 as a member. In 2021, Lachlan took a step further and joined the committee as an education facilitator to help provide the knowledge and opportunities he obtained at AIYA such as writing for La Trobe Asia and interning for Global Victoria.

Lachlan Cropley

AIYA Victoria

Tika is currently taking a role as AIYA Sulawesi Selatan Chapter President and has been involved in the chapter since 2020 as an Events Officer. She is currently working at a retail company based in Australia (Remote). She is actively involved in various organizations, participates in volunteering activities and engages in extensive education and social humanity. She hopes her involvement with AIYA will be a great opportunity to connect with inspiring young people from both countries.

Andi Mustika Azimah

AIYA Sulawesi Selatan

Alfa is a recent graduate from Nusa Cendana University, majoring in Forest Management. He was the delegate in the International Comparative Study at Kasetsart University, Thailand in 2019. He was also the delegate in the International Summer Course in Bogor Agricultural Institute 2021. Now he is working as the manager in a start up company working in the field of Media and education.

Alexander Alfa J. Junior Seran

AIYA Nusa Tenggara Timur

Deva Aryani

AIYA Jawa Barat

Rizky Citra Anugerah
AIYA Yogyakarta
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