Freya Gaunt

Freya’s first introduction to Indonesia was a language program in Salatiga, Central Java, in 2014. From this experience, her love for Indonesia’s cultures, languages and landscapes was strongly cemented. Since then, Freya has continued her engagement with the region by undertaking a year-long exchange in 2015 at Gadjah Mada University and Parahyangan Catholic University, where she completed her thesis on artist communities in Bandung. Freya is a former Vice President of AIYA ACT Chapter and was Cultural Performance and Events Coordinator for the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) 2016-2017.

Upon graduation from ANU with a Bachelor of Arts in Asia-Pacific Studies/Science in 2017, Freya worked in health, advocacy and women’s microfinance organisations across Indonesia. Freya currently works as an International Advisor at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.


Amadeo Ardisa

Deo is an experienced climate change and sustainability professional based in Melbourne. He has a keen interest in connecting international and grassroot youth communities, especially within the Australia-Indonesia space. Having studied a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Environment and Sustainability at Monash University and worked in both Jakarta and Melbourne, Deo hopes to share his multicultural experience and passion for a climate-conscious Australia-Indonesia community through CAUSINDY.

Desrina Sitompul

Desrina is a public health practitioner currently employed at a global development organisation on an antimicrobial resistance project. She received her Master of Public Health with majors in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Melbourne in 2017. Desrina became interested in the Australia-Indonesia space after developing fond memories of studying in Melbourne. She is passionate about public health and international development.

Lachlan Haycock
Website & Technology Officer

Lachlan is an Arts (Honours) graduate in languages and creative writing, a former volunteer for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) and the National Australia-Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA), and an alumni of the New Colombo Plan and the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program.

He is employed at a Sydney communications, publishing and content marketing agency, where he works with clients in areas as diverse as small business finance, veterans’ affairs and engineering.

Nisa Ashila Ghaisani
Communications Officer

Shila has a Master of Letters Degree in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) from Glasgow School of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Bandung Institute of Technology. Owing to her experience in the arts and creative industries, Shila was previously employed by British Council Indonesia and now works for the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara.

Seluz Fahik
Digital Content Producer

Seluz is an experienced quantitative analyst with a demonstrated history of working in project management in an international development context, and who is skilled in quantitative research, survey design and statistical analysis. He is currently working as a Data Officer at Australia Awards in Indonesia, an Australian Government-funded program from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for scholarship opportunities and the Australia Global Alumni network. He has a Master of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Melbourne. Upon returning from his postgraduate training, he initiated a community called Let’s Talk to help young people in his hometown of Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur, to learn and speak English. He actively promotes the Australian education system and opportunities to study in Australia through his personal YouTube channel. Travelling and writing are the ways he enjoys life.