Jay is a Strategy Consultant at Monitor Deloitte in Melbourne, having previously worked for PwC. He is a former Treasurer of AIYA Victoria and is active in the Indonesia-Australia business space. His interest in Indonesia and its relationship with Australia originated from his Indonesian language high school studies which he continued at university in both Melbourne and Indonesia. Jay graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University with majors in Accounting, Economics and Indonesian Language, and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant (CAANZ).
He has worked in different countries across South-East Asia and the Americas throughout his professional career. Jay has a passion for advising companies on their operations and business strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tamasin is a Management Consultant for the Monitor Deloitte strategy practice, consulting for mainly public sector and healthcare clients. Tamasin studied a combined degree of Law and Media Communications, with a major in Indonesian Studies. Her studies have seen her live, study and work in Indonesia, predominantly in Yogyakarta, Lombok and at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Tamasin values CAUSINDY for being the vehicle through which her interest in Indonesia can be carried through to her professional life.
Fika currently works at the Australia Awards in Indonesia, as part of the Communications team. She graduated with a degree in Communications from Universitas Bakrie, where she received a full scholarship.
She loves writing and has several years of experience in communications, marketing and project management areas. Her passions include development, communications and youth, which previously led her to join Look Around Indonesia – a non-governmental organisation aiming to increase Indonesian youth awareness towards their surroundings – by holding various social activities. She now happily joins CAUSINDY to be part of the team in strengthening the bilateral relations between Australia and Indonesia.
Sekar works as a Business Development Manager for South East Asia at Micromine, a leading Australian provider of innovative software solutions that span the breadth of the mining cycle from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation, mine design, planning and production control. Previously she worked as a Business Consultant for EDII (Electronic Data Interchange Indonesia) and Telkom International.
She’s a Telecommunication Engineering graduate with full scholarship from the Indonesian Ministry of Higher Education and really passionate in digital technologies. During her time in college, she conducted extensive research on power line communications and interference reduction in telecommunication frequency where she took a part in improving Indonesian telecommunication network quality.
Sekar is currently the President of AIYA Jakarta and represented Indonesia in a student exchange program in Japan.
David Scholefield currently serves as the Vice President of AIYA Western Australia and is an undergraduate student at Murdoch University, studying BA Asian Studies Indonesian Specialist and BSc Biomedical Science. Born and raised in Scotland, and with dual Australian citizenship (and Indonesian at heart!), David has had a great affinity for Indonesia since his first trip to the archipelago in 2010.
Since then, David has participated in senior school student exchanges in Denpasar and Surabaya, studied Indonesian and Javanese Language at Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta through ACICIS, researched orangutan conservation and rehabilitation while studying at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan Bandung, and in 2017, joined the 35th Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) in Makassar, South Sulawesi. David advocates for the teaching of Indonesian language in his work as a Language Ambassador at Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (BBIP), has taught short language courses at Tranby College, and has previously held positions in pharmacy and animal keeping.
During his studies in Indonesia, David volunteered with animal welfare NGOs Animal Friends Jogja, Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja and, as a result, would suggest that we all eat a little less meat. Joining CAUSINDY in Jakarta 2013 as a volunteer, David continued volunteering in Darwin 2014 before taking up the role of Events and Logistics Officer at our Bali 2016 conference. David looks forward to his new role as Events and Logistics Manager for CAUSINDY 2017 in Melbourne!
Dwiky works for the ASEAN Secretariat in the Culture and Information Division. Prior to the current role, he worked as a Program Assistant at Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), where he was involved in Journalism, International Relations, and Public Health programs. Apart from his professional work, he caters to his interests in education by volunteering for Co-Learning Space (CLS) and Bandung Open Education Day, acting as the co-founder and partnership lead for both projects.
Dwiky holds a degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Social and Political Science at Universitas Padjadjaran. While completing his degree, he had the opportunity to study at Ball State University, Indiana, under the Study of United States Institutes (SUSI) New Media in Journalism Scholarship Program.
He was a delegate to CAUSINDY 2015 in Darwin. He was also member of the Indonesian delegation to the Asean Law Association General Assembly, and an awardee in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Aside from working as a lawyer, he also coaches several universities to compete in law moot court competitions.
Gabriel received a Bachelor of Law with honours from Universitas Negeri Manado. He then completed his Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Cornell Law School.
Mary Rasita works as Senior Research Executive for Kantar Millward Brown Indonesia, a market-research company that focuses on providing branding and advertising guidelines for some of the world's biggest brands through quantitative solutions. Previously, she was a Business Intelligence Analyst at MatahariMall.com- an Indonesian e-commerce company, and a Digital Strategist at bubu.com- a digital creative agency.
Mary completed a Master degree Political Communications from the University of Leeds, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Communications from the University of Melbourne, where she also co-founded a print magazine called Perspektif. It has published 9 volumes since 2014. Mary first joined CAUSINDY as a delegate in 2016, before happily continuing as a team member since early 2017.
Lachlan has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Indonesian language and literature completed via exchange in Yogyakarta and Lombok, and has been involved with both the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association and the National Australia Indonesia Awards for multiple years. Lachlan’s passion for Indonesia and the written word has led him to seek out a variety of dynamic experiences, from interning as a copy editor at the Jakarta Globe to interpreting for a USC International Development capacity building project. He was recently accepted as a participant in the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) for 2018-2019.