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



Finance 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.

Fadurroh Azmi
Merchandise Officer

Kimberly Gunawan

Merchandise Officer


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)

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

Michelle Bianca Rosalina Sumakul

Digital Events Officer

Fara Shamara

Digital Events 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

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

Samara Welbourne

Women’s Empowerment Officer

Nadia F. Romadhona

Women’s Empowerment Officer

Tyler Connelly

Women’s Empowerment Officer

Jazmin Wright

Women’s Empowerment Officer

Maddy is a final year International Security and Asian Studies student at ANU, currently based in Yogyakarta. She is interested in the intersection between gender, human rights and international security in the Asia-Pacific, and is focused this year on improving her Bahasa Indonesia at UGM. Her life in Yogya made her more focused on her Aus-Indo community and motivated her to join the Women's Empowerment Team, where she can apply all these interests!

Madeleine Dawkins

Women’s Empowerment Officer

Novie I. Laura Manurung

Kumpul Officer

Anggi Nurqonita

Kumpul Officer

Azizah Saffa

Kumpul Officer

Rio Akbar

Web & IT Officer

Andaleeb Akhand

Kongres Convenor 2024

Karunia Dwihapsa Paramasari

Kongres Convenor 2024

Putri Sekar Ramadania

Kongres Convenor 2024

Partnerships & Membersips

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

Alya Nabila

Partnerships Officer

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

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

Adi Yuwono

Research & Policy 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

Kate Langley

Research & Policy 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

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

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

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

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.

Teofilus Setia Wahyudi

Links 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

Putu Ayu Arundhati Gitanjali

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

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
Social Media Officer

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

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

Leo Barry

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

Marliana Siti Nurhasyanah

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


Rizky Citra Anugrah

People Coordinator

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

Culture Coordinator

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

Culture Officer

Indah Jenkins

Culture 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

Alifia Afflatus Zahra

Culture Officer

Ahmad Fauzan Haridin
Culture Officer

Zafira Amani
Culture Officer

Regita Nurina Salsabila Mars

People Officer

Atha Meka Ailsa Zahra

People Officer

Zalsabila Hasianka

People Officer

Christine Raharja

People Officer

Saba Ashraf

People Officer

Chapter Presidents

Charlotte is studying a double degree of Asian Studies and Languages, and is majoring in Southeast Asian Studies and Indonesian language. She has studied Indonesian since primary school. In 2018, she completed an Indonesian Studies H-Course at the ANU, which sparked her interest in Indonesian politics and culture. In 2020, Charlotte worked as an Indonesian language tutor to college students and is passionate about the continuation of Indonesian language in Australian schools. From 2021, She has volunteered for AIYA as Communications Officer and Secretary for the ACT Chapter.

Charlotte Hains

AIYA Australian Capital Territory

Charlotte is currently finishing her teaching degree at the University of Sydney, specialising in Indonesian and English. During her degree, she participated in an exchange program studying Indonesian language and culture at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Charlotte is interested in strengthening the relationship between Indonesia and Australia. She believes that participating in AIYA provides an opportunity to promote positive engagement between the two countries.

Charlotte Oliver

AIYA New South Wales

Nola's always up for exploring new places and meeting new faces. Her enthusiasm extends to learning about various cultures and an appreciation for diversity. Nola hopes that AIYA to be a positive space for improving Australia-Indonesia relationships.

Naolani Faradilla

AIYA Queensland

Muhammad Salman Al Farisi

AIYA Jakarta

Thomas is in his third year of studies in International Relations, Economics, and Languages at the University of Adelaide. He takes Indonesian language as part of a Diploma with Flinders University and has developed strong interests in the state of Indonesia while undertaking intensive language training in Yogyakarta. He recently completed an internship with Gadjah Mada University’s Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (PSSAT), where he worked on issues related to food and water security.

Tom Bartley

AIYA South Australia

Angus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2020, majoring in politics and Indonesian studies. In 2021, he was selected to be an Australian delegate in the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program, and he went on to become the first place awardee in the executive catergory of the National Australia-Indonesia Language Awards in 2022. Since joining AIYA, Angus has endeavoured to promote Asia liteacy, and facilitate the development of people-to-people connections between Australia and Indonesia. He has also developed a keen ability for project management and support, and aspires to be involved in international development projects within Indonesia.

Angus Baranikow

AIYA Victoria

Biba is an employee of Telecommunication's company. She is passionate about culture and languages, and highly interested in international relations to engage with various kinds of people. Being a part of AIYA, she hopes to have a space to improve herself and develop a mutual understanding of Indonesia-Australia relations.

Nurul Ainun Habiba

AIYA Sulawesi Selatan

Siena is one of the alumni of Nusa Cendana University, Majoring Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering class of 2018. She has also just completed her professional teacher studies at Nusa Cendana University in October 2023. Currently she is working as an ASN teacher at SMP Negeri 10 Kupang. In July 2023 he became the NTT Province Delegate in the Presidential Staff School activities at the State Palace and in October 2023 he became the Indonesian delegate in the World Food Forum activities organized by FAO in Rome, Italy. He loves social activities and currently he has founded a social community called Sahabat Lentera Desa

Anansia Siena

AIYA Nusa Tenggara Timur

Arman is an employee in a private company. He is an English Education major graduate from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. He always has a passion for learning languages, and culture, which what made him today. His passion in learning language and culture drove him to joining AIYA, and by joining AIYA he hopes to get more friends in learning language especially English, and culture especially Australian.

Muhammad Arman Khoiri

AIYA Jawa Barat

She is called Aul, she's currently a final year student of International Relations. As an International Relations student, she's very interested in cross-cultural thingies and public diplomacy. She has been involved in AIYA since 2022 and got many opportunities in experiencing her interests and will gain more.

Aulia Regina
AIYA Yogyakarta

As an Australian of Indonesian heritage, Anastasia is passionate about strengthening the ties of both countries. She is well-known within the Perth Australia-Indonesia bilateral space as a volunteer, History/Asian Studies student, and an advocate for Indonesian language studies. She hopes to complete her PhD on Indonesian History.

Anastasia Koo
AIYA Western Australia
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