My ambition is to better connect Australian businesses, communities and government to the tremendous opportunities available throughout Asia, and I firmly believe that further engagement with the region will not only yield economic benefits but help Australia become a more cohesive and prosperous multicultural nation.
Having spent eight years growing up in Indonesia, I developed a strong personal connection to South-East Asia, and a passion for the languages and cultures of the region. In 2014, I returned to Australia to study an undergraduate degree in International Business at Queensland’s University of Technology. During my first year of study, I was fortunate enough to secure a New Colombo Plan scholarship from the Australian Federal Government, leading me to undertake a 15-month placement studying and working in Malaysia. During this time, I determined that my Master’s programme at the University of Queensland should focus on the International Relations and Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific, with my ultimate career goal being to be part of formulating, directing and achieving Australia’s foreign policy goals in the region.
Skills & Expertise
- Languages and cultures of the Asia-Pacific
- Team building and leadership
- International business
- Management within Non-Profit Organisations
"This scholarship is an opportunity for me to pursue my passion for International Relations in the Asia-Pacific and gain an academic and professional background in foreign policy development."
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