MEET THE TEAM
Tamasin is a Policy Officer in Education Policy at the NSW Department of the Premier & Cabinet. Passionate about education, Tamasin is also undertaking a Masters of Teaching (Secondary) part-time. Prior to her work in education policy, Tamasin was a Management Consultant for the Monitor Deloitte strategy practice for two years, when she consulted mainly for 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, notably for the Public Affairs team at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, and for the NGO Project Child Indonesia in Yogyakarta. Tamasin is delighted to be the CEO for CAUSINDY 2019, and values CAUSINDY for being the vehicle through which her interest in Indonesia can be carried through to her professional life.
Balawyn (LLB/BA) is a PhD Candidate at the Asian Law Centre and Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, Melbourne Law School. She researches across the fields of Indonesian law and human rights, in particular with respect to gender, religion and law. She has an interest in the protection of women’s rights in developing jurisdictions, and her doctoral thesis examines community and justice system responses to domestic violence. She also currently holds the position of Research Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Humanities.
David currently serves as President of AIYA Western Australia, Language Ambassador for BBIP Perth and has been part of CAUSINDY since 2014. David works at Murdoch University as an external engagement officer, and as a student advisor in the College of Science, Health, Education and Engineering.
Indonesia has been a part of David’s life in Australia since arriving in 2009. In 2010, he took his first trip to Indonesia as an exchange student to Surabaya and has been connected to Indonesia ever since. He was an exchange student again in 2010 and 2011, studied in Indonesia for two semesters in 2014, assisted ACICIS in their 20th Anniversary celebration around Australia and Indonesia in 2015, and was group leader of the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program 2016/2017. David has previously conducted research on orangutan populations in Indonesia, marine conservation and coral rehabilitation in North Bali, and rural and urban healthcare in South Sulawesi.
Delegate Recuitment Officer
Dwiky works for the ASEAN Secretariat in the Culture and Information Division. Prior to the current role, he worked as a Program Assistant at the 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.
Fika currently works for Australia Awards in Indonesia as part of the Communications team, having previously been employed by the British Council in Jakarta. 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 the CAUSINDY team to strengthen bilateral relations between Australia and Indonesia.
Evelynd pursued her Master of Communications and Media Studies at Monash University. During her time in Melbourne, she was a professional intern at the ABC and sought professional experiences in digital media. She is currently the President of AIYA Jawa Barat and a Social Media Officer for AIYA National. Evelynd is a lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, where she specialises in television and film studies.
Alumni Officer (Australia)
Charlotte is a Policy Officer with the Australian Department of Defence in Canberra. Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Law and Politics and International Studies with Honours from Murdoch University. In 2014, Charlotte completed a semester in Bandung, West Java, with ACICIS, and credits this experience with cementing her interest in Indonesia. Subsequent to completing her degree, Charlotte worked for ACICIS, supporting 20th anniversary projects and the development of a new program on agriculture.
Charlotte commenced as a graduate with the Department of Defence in 2016, and since that time has worked in legal and policy areas. She is currently completing her Masters of Law in Law, Governance and Development at ANU, and has a particular interest in international law and labour rights. Charlotte was a CAUSINDY delegate in 2018.
Alumni Officer (Indonesia)
Catherine received her Masters of Public Administration from Cornell University, USA, and her Bachelor of Law from Universitas Pelita Harapan. She currently works as a Regulatory Reform Adviser at Cardno International Development under an Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Development (Prospera-DFAT) project. She works closely with the Indonesian Government to improve Indonesia's Ease of Doing Business (EODB) ranking, including through the implementation of e-government. Previously, Catherine worked as a Technical Officer at the ASEAN Secretariat, handling issues related to competition policy. She also did an internship at the United Nations Secretariat in New York during her Masters. She enjoys reading books, traveling, and thinking about nice things during her free time.
Mira is completing her Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of Adelaide with a Diploma of Languages from Flinders University. She is an alumnus of the New Colombo Plan Scholarship, through which she completed an exchange program at Gadjah Mada University and internship programs with Rifka Annisa Women’s Crisis Center, KAPAL Perempuan, and The Australian Consulate-General in Makassar. Mira maintains an active volunteer role in all things Indonesia-related in South Australia and is currently a committee member of the Australian Indonesian Association.
Lachlan is a writer and editor with experience in interpreting, social media management and partnerships, having his writing most recently accepted for publication in TheKonvergen magazine in Pekanbaru, Riau. He is an Arts (Honours) graduate in Indonesian language and literature, completed via exchange in Java and Lombok. Lachlan is a New Colombo Plan Scholar, an alumnus of both RUILI and ACICIS, and was chosen as a participant in the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2018-2019.