Ayu Kartika Dewi, part of Jokowi’s Staf Khusus Milenial, reveals what it’s like to work alongside the president.Read More Ayu Kartika Dewi on Working for the President
By: Felicia Widjaya The path to pursuing social impact is not a linear one. For Brurce Mecca, his interest in environmental activism is a gradual process of discovery. With his thick-framed glasses and toothy smile, Brurce gives off a laid-back and friendly first impression. But when he spoke of his work as an analyst at […]Read More Brurce Mecca on Pursuing Environmental Activism
By: Felicia Widjaya With her petite figure hunched over a laptop at the side table of a bustling cafe in Jakarta, Abigail Limuria may look just like a college student. Yet the impact of her work surpasses a typical school assignment. Lalita Project was hatched inside a dorm room in Biola University by Abigail and […]Read More Abigail Limuria on Empowering Indonesian Women
Giri Kuncoro, senior engineer at Gojek Indonesia, shares his decision on leaving Silicon Valley, returning home, and building the tech system in Indonesia.Read More Giri Kuncoro on Building the Tech System in Indonesia
By: Felicia Widjaya With two patents under his name and a senior role at Gojek, Giri Kuncoro has a long list of achievements. After graduating from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Giri worked in Japan for Toshiba corporation and New York for GE Digital. He continued his […]Read More Giri Kuncoro on Leaving Silicon Valley and Building the Tech System in Indonesia
With the current situation happening in Indonesia now, we aim to shed light on the complexity of the issues. As students who are pursuing our studies overseas, it’s easy to lose touch on the current social, political, and environmental climateat home. We ask Margianta, ambassador of One Young World and founder of Emancipate Indonesia, three […]Read More Ada Apa Dengan Indonesia?
By: Patricia Kusumaningtyas There’s this question I’ve been asking myself these past few months, and I haven’t really pinned down the definite answer for it: What makes an American university what it is? On one side of the spectrum, the pinnacle of American education is often portrayed through the Ivy League schools. Although it’s notable […]Read More Between Two Worlds: From Community College to Columbia
For many of us, chasing your passion is a trade-off for practicality. If society deems your passion as practical, you may have avoided this dilemma. But most of us reach a point where we are faced with two seemingly conflicting options: be practical or chase your passion. “Chasing your passion is impractical” is a stereotype […]Read More Stereotypes: Chasing Your Passion
By: Madeleine Setiono “What threatens democracy?” my political science professor asked. This was back in 2016, just in time for the US elections. One of my classmates said nationalism. I looked around and saw the class nodding in agreement– except for me. I felt like the only person in a stand-up comedy show who didn’t […]Read More Nasional-is-me?
Steve Winarto, founder of W Music Productions in Indonesia, shares his experience on producing music for Hollywood and Wongfu Productions.Read More Steve Winarto on Producing Music