Research Fellow: 2012-2015
Currently enrolled as master student at University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Being hired as a junior research fellow at the Indonesian Biodiversity Research Center (IBRC) was giving me so many privileges. First, I received very valuable hands-on training on molecular lab technique with unlimited access to the facilities that I almost impossible to have it in Indonesia. Moreover, I also had a chance to receive a lot of knowledge about Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from well-known scientists from several institutions such as University of California Los Angeles, Smithsonian Institution, Cornell University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, and San Diego State University. These opportunities had also improved my English significantly.
The most outstanding privilege I had during my join as junior research fellow when I was granted two chances to have internship program at the Smithsonian Institution which was one of IBRC capacity building program funded by USAID. During my internship, I was learning about the most recent molecular analysis called Next Generation Sequencing. These experiences have been very beneficial for me in so many ways especially for my scientific career. Therefore, I wish this program will be continuously and becoming an inspiration for other institution in Indonesia to improve human resources to help Indonesia development from now and for a better future.