Research Coordinator (2010-2015)
Currently enrolled as Ph.D. student at UCLA under Fulbright Scholarship
I have joined IBRC since 2010, and I have learned a lot about genetic molecular and marine biodiversity since then. Motivated by my five years experiences n IBRC, I feel more confident to be a researcher from developing country and collaborate with the international researcher. Now, I am enrolled as Ph.D. student at Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, UCLA. I want to be one of the leading scientists of biodiversity in Indonesia. I want to be able to share my knowledge and experiences with other young researchers in Indonesia through IBRC.
As an independent researcher, IBRC can accommodate my interest in research and outreach program. It provides a perfect environment for learning and sharing our passion for biodiversity research. The learning system in IBRC is unique. In IBRC, the way we learn something is not just through classroom teaching, but more on hands-on through lab work and fieldwork. We also learn a lot from another scientist, intern, student or visiting researcher by interacts with them on a daily basis. IBRC also help me built my networking and gave me so many opportunities to expand my research skill. For a young researcher, I think IBRC is a good place to practice their skill before they continue to work on the different field of interest. Since we need to improve our research activities in the field of biodiversity in Indonesia, IBRC as a research center should be a good partner for University, Government, and NGO. If we can work together, I think research in Indonesia will be growing even faster.