ACICIS Staff Members

Senior Leadership

ACICIS organisational chart 2023

Liam Prince

Consortium Director

Liam Prince was appointed ACICIS Consortium Director in July 2018. As Consortium Director, Liam provides executive leadership of ACICIS and is responsible for all aspects of the consortium’s operations— both in Australia and Indonesia.

Liam joined ACICIS’ Perth team as a Secretariat Officer in 2012. Prior to taking up the role within the Secretariat, Liam was working closely with then ACICIS Consortium Director, Professor David Hill AM, on an ALTC Teaching Fellowship focused on developing a national plan for the future of Indonesian language studies in Australian universities.

From 2014-2018 Liam served as ACICIS Secretariat Manager, heading a small team at the consortium’s national secretariat at The University of Western Australia in Perth.

Liam completed his initial undergraduate studies in Economics and Indonesian at The University of Western Australia in 2006. In 2012 he obtained First Class Honours in Indonesian from UWA’s School of Social and Cultural Studies. His dissertation, entitled “All the Way with OVJ: Javanese theatre on Indonesian television – A case study of Trans7’s Opera Van Java, examined the reinvention of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Javanese theatrical traditions for early twenty-first-century Indonesian television audiences.  Liam spent a semester as a student in Yogyakarta with ACICIS in 2000 and has ever after been scheming at ways various and novel to get himself back to Indonesia.

Dr Adrian Budiman

Resident Director

Dr Adrian Budiman joined ACICIS in early 2016 as the Deputy Resident Director, serving in the role until the end of 2017. In January 2018 Adrian was appointed Resident Director (RD). In his capacity as RD, Adrian oversees all aspects of the delivery and management of ACICIS programs in Indonesia, including provision of academic supervision and pastoral care support services for students undertaking study in Indonesia through ACICIS. The RD also serves as ACICIS’ primary liaison with Indonesian authorities and universities.

Adrian received his PhD in Media Arts and Studies from Ohio University in 2008, an MA in International Affairs from the same institution in 2003 and an undergraduate degree in Management from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Prior to his position at ACICIS, he served as a faculty member at the School of Multimedia Technology and Communication and Deputy Director for the Centre of International Affairs and Cooperation at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

Adrian has published extensively on media issues and the emergence of social media in Southeast Asia. He also serves as a consultant at UNICEF on Communication for Development (C4D), the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD, 2010), instructor for media monitoring at the Academy of Educational Development (AED, 2008), and as the coordinator for the Indonesian Broadcast Journalists project at NBC 4, Columbus, Ohio in 2007. Adrian has also worked in the private sector in various management positions in Indonesia between 1992 – 2000.

ACICIS Secretariat, Perth

Daisy Aldam

Marketing & Student Recruitment Coordinator

Daisy Aldam interned at the Perth ACICIS office as a Secretariat Officer in 2019 and then returned in 2020 to work on some of the Secretariat’s strategic marketing plans. Daisy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies and Indonesian) and a Diploma (French) from the University of Western Australia. View Bio »

Jason Parish

Secretariat Accountant

Jason Parish joined the ACICIS Perth team as an accountant in 2017 to assist with financial reporting for the Secretariat and for future statutory reporting requirements. View Bio »

Meg McPherson

Secretariat Coordinator

Meg McPherson joined the ACICIS Perth team as a Secretariat Officer in 2009. Meg holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) and a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) from Curtin University. View Bio »

Matthew Satchwell

Student Administration Coordinator

Matthew Satchwell joined ACICIS’ Perth team as a Secretariat Officer in July 2013. Matt has recently completed an Honours degree in Arts (Asian Studies) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), writing his dissertation on Corporate Social Responsibility in the context of a major oil and gas project in Bojonegoro, East Java. View Bio »


Rentika Sinaga

Human Resource Coordinator

Rentika Sinaga (Tika) joined ACICIS as Human Resources Coordinator in May 2024. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitas Sumatera Utara. Before joining the ACICIS, she worked as an HR professional in several non-profit organizations and in various locations (Sumatra, Sulawesi, NTT, Jakarta) both in the humanitarian and development fields. During her work experience, she is motivated and has values that encourage her to continue learning and sharpening her expertise in the HR Field. View Bio »

Sella Wardhani

Program Assistant

Sella Wardhani (Sella) holds a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Sella’s journey with ACICIS began in 2022 as an intern for the Semester Program in Yogyakarta. Following her internship, she served as a temporary Program Assistant for the Professional Practicum Program in Jakarta. She then rejoined ACICIS in April 2024 as a Program Assistant for the Tours and Custom Programs. View Bio »

Syaharanie Hannun

Program Assistant

Syaharanie (Ranie), an ACICIS Program Assistant since September 2023, is a graduate of the International Relations program at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. During her studies, her most significant experience was a community service project in Southern Mindanao, Philippines, View Bio »

Lintang Permata

Program Assistant

Lintang Permata (Lintang) is an ACICIS Program Assistant, joined in September 2023. She holds a degree in English Literature from Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW). During her college years, Lintang actively contributed to various events and organizations. View Bio »

Alisya Arikha Alfaini

Program Assistant

Alisya Arikha Alfaini (Alisya) joins ACICIS as a Program Assistant in September 2023 to assist with the Semester Program. She was a Program Intern at ACICIS for one semester from January to July 2023, where she first handled international students studying at Indonesian universities.

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Yensan Theresa

Graphic Design and Digital Media Officer

Yensan Theresa joined ACICIS as the Graphic Designer and Digital Media Officer in May 2023. Yensan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media Communications and Advertising from LSPR Jakarta in 2018. During her studies, Yensan joined the student club LSPR Advertising Society as the club president and LSPR Climate Change Champion Club (4C) as a part of the communication team.

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Dhira Rozaandiar

Student Administration Officer

Dhira joins ACICIS as a Program Assistant in 2022 to assist with Tours and Intensive Programs. Dhira holds a Bachelor of Letters from Sanata Dharma University (USD). During his final year, Dhira participated in a one-semester exchange program at Handong Global University, the Republic of Korea, in which he was fully immersed in Korean culture, language, and society.

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Gisella Yurisda Rarassari

Finance and Administration Coordinator

Giselle joined the ACICIS Finance and Administration department in 2018. She holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. In 2013, she had the opportunity to participate in a Harvard World Model United Nation (HWMUN), held in Melbourne, Australia, and as a speaker for issues in Special Politics.

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Berlin Adi Pranedya

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Berlin holds a Bachelor of Education (English Language Education) from Sanata Dharma University. Prior to joining ACICIS as a Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer, Berlin worked as an Indonesian language instructor for foreigners and has worked with Peace Corps volunteers, diplomats from multiple countries, including Australia, and Fulbright researchers.

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Arifiana T.P Wardhani

Program Assistant

Arifiana T.P Wardhani (Tata) graduated from the Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada, minoring in international law. Prior to her position in ACICIS, she was a legal officer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada with more than two years of experience in handling contracts and cooperation with various partner institutions. In 2019, she joined the internship program at the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where she gained international exposure and cultural experience.

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Adila Salma Khansa

Program Coordinator

Adila Salma Khansa (Khansa) holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from
Universitas Gadjah Mada. Her first involvement with ACICIS was in 2016 when she joined ACICIS
Yogyakarta as an administrative intern for one semester.

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Kurniastuti Lestari

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Kurniastuti Lestari (Ayi) joined ACICIS in November 2018 as the Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer. She was awarded a scholarship from the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) in 2016 and she obtained a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Monash University Australia in July 2018. View Bio »

Nayaka Imaddudin Abdus Salam

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Nayaka Imaddudin Abdus Salam (Nayo) holds a degree in International Marketing with a Bachelor of Economics from University of Gadjah Mada. View Bio »

Dani Karuniawan

Program Coordinator

Dani Karuniawan (Dani) holds a degree in English Language Education from Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa University, Yogyakarta. View Bio »

Ida Kusuma Astuti

Finance and Administration Manager

Ida Kusuma Astuti (Ida) joined ACICIS as Assistant Office Manager in January 2016. Ida holds a Bachelor Degree in Management from the Faculty of Economics of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University in 2013. View Bio »

Sherly Rosa Senja

Project Development Manager

Sherly Rosa Senja (Sherly) re-joined ACICIS’s Yogyakarta team as Yogyakarta Program Coordinator in 2016 after finishing her MA in Applied Linguistics for TESOL from Durham University, England and is now the Project Development Manager. View Bio »

Sinta Sulistianingsih Padmi

Program Manager

Sinta Sulistianingsih Padmi is the ACICIS Program Manager in Yogyakarta. Previous to working with ACICIS, Sinta studied at the English Department of Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Cultural Sciences. She completed her undergraduate degree in August 2007 with a major in English literature. View Bio »



Program Assistant

Salsabila (Asa) is currently working as a Program Assistant at ACICIS in Jakarta since November 2023. Before joining ACICIS, she worked as the Director’s Assistant at Jakarta International Photo Festival, where she gained valuable experience in coordinating and supporting various photography-related projects. Asa also worked as a Program Assistant at PannaFoto Institute, where she contributed to planning and executing photography workshops and exhibitions. View Bio »

Anisya Kusmardianto

Program Assistant

Anisya is an ACICIS Program Assistant since September 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Management degree from Universitas Trisakti, graduating in April 2023. Before joining ACICIS, she was a Program Coordinator at the Fatihunnur Foundation, View Bio »

Michelle Tjugito

Program Assistant

Michelle joins ACICIS as a Program Assistant to assist with the Professional Practicum programs in Jakarta. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. From the beginning, she gradually developed her expertise in indigenous, marginalised, and heterogeneous communities.

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Ario Bimo Seno

Program Assistant

Ario Bimo (Bimo) is a Corporate Communications Graduate from Atma Jaya Catholic
University in 2021. Previously a volunteer as Liaison Officer for ACICIS for Professional Practicum Programs in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Bimo is currently joining the ACICIS team as a Program Assistant based in Jakarta.

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Helmi Wattimury

Program Coordinator

Helmi Wattimury (Helmi) is the ACICIS Program Coordinator. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta.

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Bernadetta Handayani

Program Coordinator

Bernadetta Handayani (Yani) is the ACICIS Program Coordinator. Yani graduated from Atma Jaya Catholic University majoring in Hospitality and Tourism. View Bio »

Wilia Paramitasari

Program Manager

Wilia Paramitasari (Sari) joined ACICIS as the Jakarta Program Coordinator in July 2017, and in 2019 she became the Jakarta and Bandung Program Coordinator. In 2022 she became the Program Manager. She holds a Bachelor degree in English Education from Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Banten. Sari’s first immersive experience of Australian culture was as a participant on The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) in 2010. During her time on AIYEP, Sari served as the group leader for the Indonesia delegation, and headed up community development education projects in Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi. View Bio »


Tristan Noa Araisya

Program Assistant

Beginning in November 2023, Tristan Noa Araisya is employed as a program assistant for the ACICIS in Jakarta. She is now appointed as Program Assistant for Bogor Programs. Tristan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Universitas Airlangga. Her interests mainly lay on global politics, environment, sustainable development, and humanitarianism. When she was a student, she focus on her interests by joining the Student Creativity Program-Written Ideas (PKM-GT) by Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs, View Bio »

Sessional Staff

Dr Kelli Swazey

Sustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP)
Academic Program Officer

The STPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2024 is Dr Kelli Swazey.

Kelli Swazey is an anthropologist and consultant based in Indonesia. Her research has focused on identity in the public sphere, representation, identity and tourism, and the rights of minority communities in the Asia Pacific.

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Dr Theresia Dyah Wirastri

Law Professional Practicum (LPP)
Academic Program Officer

Theresia Dyah Wirastri is an ACICIS Program Officer for the 2024 Law Practicum Program. Dyah holds a PhD degree from The Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Germany. She currently based at the Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia as the Head of Law, Society and Development Department.

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Dr Pratiwi Utami

Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP)
Academic Program Officer

Pratiwi Utami (Tiwi) is the Academic Project Officer for the 2024 Journalism Practicum Program (JPP).

Currently, she is a casual Teaching Associate at the Master of Public Policy and Academic Program within the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Previously, Tiwi worked as a Teaching Associate at Monash University’s School of Media, Film, and Journalism. She also has extensive experience in publishing industry, having serves as an editor for Bentang Pustaka and Galangpress Publisher Yogyakarta, where she edited over 120 books.

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Ms Dyah Pandam Mitayani

Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP)
Academic Program Officer

The CADPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2024 is Ms Dyah Pandam Mitayani.

Dyah Pandam Mitayani (Mita) is an education and design specialist. She holds a Master of Arts in Education and Cultural Settings from King’s College London. With a background in curating and program management, Mita has extensive experience in designing exhibitions and educational programs for arts and cultural institutions. View Bio »

Dr Rosdiana Sijabat

Business Professional Practicum (BPP)
Academic Program Officer

The BPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2024 is Dr Rosdiana Sijabat.

Rosdiana Sijabat is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Administration at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia in Jakarta. Prior to this, she was a researcher at the Center for Public Policy Economic Studies and the Center for Asia Pacific Studies and USAID Projects at Gadjah Mada University. Rosdiana earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Flinders University in Australia and successfully attained a Bachelor’s degree (with honors) and a Master’s in economics from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. View Bio »

Ms Rara Dewayanti

Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP)
Academic Program Officer

The APP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2024 is Ms Rara Dewayanti.

Rara is an Agricultural Professional with more than 20 years of working experience in agribusiness within various sectors. She currently works as South East Asia principal consultant at GMBS, an Agro-food Business Development Agency, based in the Netherlands. She is also a market expert for Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI). View Bio »

Dr Emily Rowe

Public Health Study Tour (PHST) Tour Leader

Dr Emily Rowe is an Australian born, Bali based health anthropologist and public health specialist with over 15 years’ experience managing, working on and coordinating public health projects and research activities related to gender, HIV, sex workers, LGBTQI people, people who use drugs, harm reduction, people with disabilities, prison health and sexual and reproductive health rights. View Bio »

Dr Maharani Hapsari

Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP)
Academic Program Officer

The DSPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2024 is Dr Maharani Hapsari.

Maharani Hapsari (Rani) is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada. She is also a researcher at the Center for World Trade Studies (CWTS), Universitas Gadjah Mada.

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