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A. Firman Santriyo
French Language Coordinator
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Alethea C. W. Pramesthi
French Language Coordinator

Alethea is currently a student of International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada and a former student of The Paris Institute of Political Studies, popularly known as Sciences Po. In 2017, she had a part-time work as lecturer assistant for European Government and Politics class in her department. Aside from being a French language coordinator in Polyglot Indonesia chapter Yogyakarta, Alethea and her colleagues are in the process of establishing an alumni network for Sciences Po students....

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Andre Benito
French Language Coordinator
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Angga Dwi Putra

Angga was studying in Paris for two years, taking Master of Economics and Psychology program in Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. During his study, he travels a lot. He has been to 42 countries and still counting. Afterwards, he worked for 15 months in People's Representative Council / Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat as expert staff in the Committee for Interparliamentary Cooperation. After his resignation, he traveled across Indonesia to deliver seminar on how to get scholarship abroad and now...

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Anggun Widiastuti
German Language Coordinator

Anggun is a German teacher since 2015. Currently, she works at Spitze Studium as Head of Language and Teacher. She studied German Studies at Universitas Indonesia.

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Arie Dewi

While studied at university, Arie received a scholarship from the Italian Government to learn Italian language at L'Universitá per gli Stranieri di Perugia for 3 months. Currently she works as a civil servant (PNS).

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Arif Hidayat
French Language Coordinator
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Aristo Prabowo
Dutch Language Coordinator

Aristo grew up in a multilingual household with parents that spoke English and a grandmother that spoke Dutch. Later on he moved to the U.S. where he graduated with a bachelor's in History and a master's in Near Eastern Studies. As a college student, he picked up Portuguese, Persian, Armenian, Arabic, and a little bit of Swedish. Besides being the Dutch Language Coordinator for Polyglot Indonesia Jakarta Chapter, he is currently a Curator at Antique Maps and Prints of Indonesia and handles...

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Arradi Nur Rizal
Chairman // Founder

Rizal is an avid traveler and photo enthusiast. Rizal has been studying, working and living in Indonesia, Argentina, Germany, Scotland and Sweden. Although, Rizal has Engineering and Business background, as a photographer and technologist, Rizal has exhibited his photographs, conduct seminars and workshops in several cities including Tokyo, Sydney and Stockholm. Currently Rizal is working for Lund University in Sweden.

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Arvin Tehupuring
Dutch Language Coordinator

Usually nicknamed Arv or Art within his inner circle, he is a self-proclaimed one of the most amiable guys in town. A kind of jack-of-all-trades with a colorful background, Arv/Art enjoys a set of varying hobbies and past time activities which range from reading good detective stories, traveling to interesting & intriguing places, to playing the game they play in Heaven every Saturday and Sunday, when he can squeeze in the time. Currently works full time as a language teacher, he...

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Aryanie Amellina

Annie took her undergraduate study at ITB and was awarded a scholarship to continue her master degree in Italy majoring in International Cooperation and Development. Currently she is working for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in cooperation with the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of Republik Indonesia. 

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Bagus Baruno
German Language Coordinator

Bagus is a mysterious man who likes to look for inspiration and internal motivation in unexpected places. With this habits, he believes that great ideas and great spirits are often found by connecting random things. Beside his mysterious side, Bagus loves many German-related things especially its education system because when he was a child he lives in Germany for a couple of years accompanying his father pursuing his Ph.D. Bagus currently works at PT Trans Intra Asia as a fisheries...

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Chandrasa Sjamsudin
Editor // French Language Coordinator // Translator

Chandrasa is an alumni of IPB (Bogor Agricultural University) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She has worked for the ASEAN Secretariat, AusAID, COST Office, GIZ, IBCSD, LB-LIA Bogor, and UNESCO. 

During her elementary until high school years, Chandrasa exchanged schools four times: from Korea back to Indonesia, then to Switzerland and finally finishing her mandatory education in Jakarta. She spent her more serious years in Belgium where she stayed a bit more than a decade there. In...

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Danny Widodo

Born in Jakarta, Danny spent 27 years of his life abroad mainly in Japan, Austria, and Singapore, all thanks to his nuclear scientist father who was stationed in Japan and Austria respectively. Upon graduating from National University of Singapore, he started working as an analyst in JP Morgan. Wanting to try something out of his comfort zone, he resigned and received an opportunity to work in the live entertainment industry at Resort World Sentosa where he learnt the trade of the industry....

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Denny Febria Kusuma
German Language Coordinator // Language Coordinator
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Deny Gunawan
French Language Coordinator

Deny has finished his study in the English Literature department. When he was studying at the university, he worked as a freelance translator and interpreter. Besides, he also got a scholarship to do an internship as an exchange student in Thailand. Currently, he works as an international marketing assistant for a tissue paper manufacturing company.

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Dian Christianty

Dian loves to explore new things and do something different. She graduated from Universitas Gadjah Mada and currently pursuing a career as a future diplomat due to her passion to learn a new language and international relation. She is also interested in international communication and global village theory, hence her decision to take Communication Studies as her major. Three words that can best describe her are curious, kind, and determined.

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Dimas Avian Maulana
English Language Coordinator
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Dini Utari Aqmarina
Japanese Language Coordinator

Dini is a Javanese who loves Japanese, so she went to Dian Nuswantoro University majoring in Japanese Language and Literature. Now she works at YKK Zipco Indonesia as Japanese Speaker at General Affair Department.

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Donna Putri Rahmawati
Spanish Language Coordinator

Graduated from Master of Business School in SBM ITB Jakarta, she currently works for Wunderman Jakarta, a digital advertising agency. Through this experience, she now understand why some businesses can't spend too much budget for promo. Since she is working in communications fields, she loves to meet new people, learn their attitudes, understand their needs and of course strike a conversation with them. 

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Dyah Rahadyani Paramarini
Russian Language Coordinator

Ririen spent the past 8 years living and studying in Russia and Norway. She was awarded three different scholarships from Ministry of Education of Russian Federation and Universitetet i Tromsø the Arctic University of Norway. She studied Linguistics and Politics. She is also a cultural traveler who enjoys observing, interacting and getting to know the locals, and always respects the laws and customs. During 8 years living abroad, she barely went home but traveled around Russia, Central Asia...

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Editha Nurida
French Language Coordinator

Several years ago, Editha went to France as an exchange student at L'Université de La Rochelle. During her undergraduate study, she was awarded two scholarships; one from the former Indonesian president and one from the Ministry of Education and Culture, known as Ministry of National Education at the time. Currently she is working for a French public institution which is part of the education and cultural services of the French Embassy in Indonesia.

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Emma Natasya
Turkish Language Coordinator

After graduated from Syiah Kuala University, Emma went to Turkey for training and studying the language at Fatih Koleji Istanbul couple years ago. At the moment she is teaching in PASIAD Turkish International School in Aceh.

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Fajar Triperdana
Contributor // Editor // Regional Coordinator // User Manager

Fajar graduated from Japanese Studies, Universitas Indonesia in 2013, and currently works for Australia Awards Indonesia. His interests else than language including doing part-time work as liaison officer or interpreter, reading novels or manga, and browsing through spotify and youtube for music, preferably European or Asian music. He is also a big fan of Eurovision Song Contest. Currently he can speak Indonesian, English, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, with French, Portuguese, Czech, and...

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Fajriah Hidayati

Ria graduated from Taxation program in Universitas Indonesia and she is to be a big fan of language classes. She spends her spare time going out to eat with closest friends or watching tv series at home. Her professional experience includes working in Tax Consultant Office and in a NGO as Finance Officer. Currently she works in a multinational company in Jakarta.

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Febri Darusman
Regional Coordinator

After graduating from University of Gadjah Mada, majoring in French, Ebi took an internship position at the Western European Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affaires of Republic of Indonesia. Ebi's broadcasting background has led him to become a runner-up of a famous Master of Ceremony competition in Bandung. He was formerly a student of RRI Produa Announcer School 96 FM Bandung and OZ Cool School Seven Wonders 103,1 FM Bandung. He also was formerly a journalist at Pewarta Yogya writing on...

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Fiel Mahatma Sahir
Contributor // Editor

Born to a Jakartan Father and a Bandung Mother, Indonesian-American Fiel Sahir is a classical guitar performer, teacher, blogger and language enthusiast hailing from New York City. He is currently pursuing his Master’s under Joaquín Clerch in Düsseldorf, Germany. Being a language lover he speaks English, Indonesian, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese. He shares his thoughts with the world at  Between3worlds.com

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Harvin Ahmadiharjo
Italian Language Coordinator // Treasury // Web Admin

Harvin has been learning Italian language since he discovered the curiosity to understand the beauty of Italian songs. He is now actively speaking Italian, English and, Indonesian. 

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Heriani Meidiati Loka
German Language Coordinator

Ria is a culture enthusiast who loves to travel. Her passion for traveling first started during her college years in Germany, where she spent most of the semester breaks exploring charming German cities. After graduating from the University of Bremen with a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, she returned to Indonesia to work in the field of international cooperation. Currently she works as an advisor at Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Indonesia under a program that...

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Ichwan Azmi
Regional Coordinator
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Ihtiar Nur
English Language Coordinator

Tiar did his undergrad in Engineering at University of Indonesia. Free education, at the time, lured him to the land of Sweden where he then continued his study majoring in Solar Energy at Dalarna University, Borlänge. Afterwards he got curious about entrepreneurship which led him to Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Stockholm. Now he occupies himself with translation and interpreting services just because of the excitements keeping him active and challenged in using languages.

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Italian Language Coordinator // Treasury
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Indahbudiati Pujilestari
English Language Coordinator
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Ira Yulianti Purnomo
Contributor // Secretary

Ira is a contributor in Polyglot Indonesia since 2014 after coming back from Europe from her Master studies majoring in Energy and Environment. She currently works as a consutant in the renewable energy sector, believing that sustainable development is the key to a better future. 

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Issana Burhan
Italian Language Coordinator

Ichi is an Acehnese who fell in love with Italy and the Italian way of life. She learned Italian for the first time during her secondary school in Melbourne and during her exhange year in Sardegna, Italy. Italy has inspired her to learn more about cities and on how to make places vibrant. She follows this interest by pursuing a degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She is currently a certified urban planner in Banda Aceh, usually working on governmental projects. However, mostly she would...

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Ivan Lanin
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Jasmine P. Puteri

Jasmine went to Italy several years ago as an exchange student. After finishing her study in Universitas Indonesia majoring in Social Science and Political Studies, she worked for the Italian Trade Commission. During her study, she also did an internship at the United Nations. At the moment she works for Kemitraan - The Partnership for Governance Reform.

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Jeanne Svensky Ligte
Contributor // Editor

Born as an Indonesian-Dutch, Jenny graduated as M.Eng in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Erasmus program, which brought her lived in four countries within two years: Spain, Latvia, Turkey, and Germany. Currently Jenny responsible as Vice Coordinator of PPI Dunia Kawasan Amerika-Eropa. She is one of the author of best-selling book 'Soul Travellers: Turning Miles Into Memories'. Jenny also likes to share tips about self-learning languages through her Instagram @mypassporttoparadise...

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Jehian Ginting

Jay is the only person who was born in his own country between his brother and sister. Graduated from University of Indonesia majoring in Political Science and also an alumnus of Abang None Jakarta Selatan 2017. He is already in love about German-related things before he even moved to Austria and be able to speak the language. A diplomat wannabe because you never should give up on your own dreams.

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Kartika Puspita Sari
Japanese Language Coordinator

Tika was born and raised in Semarang, Central Java. According to her friends, she is a friendly, passionate, and trustworthy person. Loves to watch movies, listen to music, and cook. She has a big interest on learning foreign language since she was in kindergarten. After graduated from Japanese Studies, Dian Nuswantoro University, Semarang, she moved to Cikarang and currently works as secretary / interpreter in a Japanese company in since February 2015. Her motto is “You will never know...

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Ken Arini Aisha
English Language Coordinator // Secretary

Ririn currently works as secretary and freelance English translator. She received her undergraduate diploma in English Language from Pelita Harapan University in 2003 and currenly enrolled in Education Management Master's Program at Yogyakarta State University since 2016. Her hobbies includes reading novels, listening to music, particularly classical pieces and KPop tracks, and cooking.

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Krisna P. Laurensius
Contributor // Founder

Krisna is one of the Indonesian hyperpolyglot who speaks 8 languages. He can switch easily between, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean. After finishing his master degree in Korea, he continues to work as diplomat for Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently assigned in Indonesian Embassy in Hongkong.

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Kunto Nurcahyoko

Kunto Nurcahyoko is a contributor in Polyglot Indonesia. Born and raised in Java, he is fluent in both Javanese and Indonesian. He is a language enthusiast who is currently working in West Kalimantan as an English teacher. His passionate interest on language learning and education has led him to work professionally in frontier, outermost and least developed region of Indonesia for couple years. He also enjoys going around on adventure, meeting new people and places and high-fiving...

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Lina Budiarti
Japanese Language Coordinator

Lina was born and raised in Cikarang. Graduated from Padjadjaran University majoring in Japanese Literature, she currently works as interpreter in an automotive company. Lina loves everything about Japan, so much so that she considers herself a Japan addict. She especially love Japanese culture, movie, drama and music. Watching drama and variety show is her way to learn all about Japan. 

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Maria Clara Yubilea Sidharta
German Language Coordinator

Clara is currently at her 6th semester in German Language Education program at Yogyakarta State University. She likes to learn foreign language, read comic or novel, write a poem and short story, watch movie or anime, listening to classic and indie music, and dance a contemporary or classical piece. She loved to take a photo but dislike being photographed. Currently she understands Indonesian, English, French, German, a little bit of Japanese and a dash of Thai. She would love to be able to...

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Marten Schmidt

21-years-old Marten was born and raised in Austria, where he works as a playwright and actor. Since 2017 he lives in Jakarta, where he explores his intercultural roots.

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Mira F. V. Zakaria
Editor // Executive Director // Web Admin

Mira grew up in Austria and moved back in Indonesia several years ago where she took her master degree in Corporate Communications. At the moment she works with GIZ, a public-benefit enterprise owned by the German Federal Government working for sustainable development worldwide. Other than her daily work and managing Polyglot Indonesia, she also involves in the activities of Abang None Jakarta, and Perhimpunan Indonesia Austria (PIA).

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Monis H. Pandhu
Contributor // Founder

Monis founded Polyglot Yogyakarta in 2010, but she had to left to pursue her master study in Transmedia in Italy under two scholarships from Italian government and her university. During her study, she resurected Indonesian Student Association (PPI Italy) and hold position as the chief. After finishing her master, she received another scholarship to start her second master in Tourism in Italy

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Muhamad Miguel Adrian Pasha
English Language Coordinator

Miguel was still in senior high school of year 12 when he joined Polyglot Indonesia. He enjoyed watching documentaries and science-fiction movies do to his love of science, especially physics. He particularly in love with astrophysics and hoping to pursue his bachelor degree in it. He has no interest in learning multiple languages, but when he heard about the polyglot people who are able to speak more than 4 languages, he was inspired to learn language. His dream is to become a professor...

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Muhammad Aditya Rakhmat Thamsiel
Russian Language Coordinator

Tio did his master degree majoring in communications and public relation in Russia. After he came back to Indonesia, he taught Indonesian to Russian speaking people in Indonesia while preparing his application to join Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently he is assigned in Indonesian embassy in Vatican. 

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Muhammad Fachry Chairul

Fachry is a bit timid and likes easy (receh) jokes. He graduated from Sekolah Tinggi Akuntansi Negara (State College of Accounting) and Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia. He currently works as civil servant at the Ministry of Finance.

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Nadya Imanda Sabran
English Language Coordinator // News Writer
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Naraningrum Pristiwati
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Nararia Hutama Putra
English Language Coordinator

Nara is a boy who is really obsessed with his dreams: discovering new things, movies, languages and food. Nara was awarded the Best Graduate of the Bachelor Degree Studies with the highest GPA in the Faculty of Education, Semarang State University (UNNES).

Currently, Nara is actively writing and has already released his 1st book in collaboration with fellow writers. Nara works as freelance writer, freelance teacher and researcher. While working hard on his Dutch and Korean language...

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Nathaniel Rayestu
Spanish Language Coordinator

Ray studied Economics in Universitas Indonesia and currently works at Ruangguru, a tech company providing services across a wide range of education products. He enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, and watching series on Netflix. One of his all-time favorite series, Narcos, is what convinced him to take up studying Spanish and he hasn't regretted it since. Aside from Indonesian and English, he also speaks Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Novieliana Surya Putri
Spanish Language Coordinator

Novie is your socially awkward but friendly friend who loves to crochet, watch movies and tv series, collect postcards, and find new places to eat. Currently working as a UI/UX Designer for an IT company in Jakarta. Her dreams and goals include travelling the globe for free and trying exquisite dishes and desserts from every corner of the world. She speaks English, Indonesian, Spanish, and a little bit of French.

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Paramita Wulandari
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Ratu Ala Khairunnisa Johan
Spanish Language Coordinator

Nisa spent most of her childhood in Latin America thanks to her diplomatic father, during her time there she learned how to speak Spanish. Then her family was transferred to Malaysia where she picked up Chinese. She enjoys dancing, jamming on her ukulele, outdoor activities, and trying new things. She’s currently on her last year of high school and is looking forward to take her studies abroad. 

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Contributor // Hyperpolyglot

As a naturally timid person, speaking to a stranger used to be a daunting task for Rinaldi. Yet as he is also curious and eager to make new friends, he realized that the key problem was communication. He needed the right tool, and he found it in foreign languages.

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Risti Oktavisena

Risti is a pluviophile who feels at peace during rainy day. She currently studying Public Relations at Mercu Buana University and have a strong interest in learning foreign languages since in the third year of elementary school. Now she is trying to learn Italian language since she finds the language to be very beautiful.

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Rizki Maulana

Rizki Maulana is a social welfare studies student in Universitas Indonesia. Since high school, he has showed some interest and curiosity in languages. Currently, he leads Jakarta Esperanto-Club, Esperiga Suno. By Esperanto, he got many interesting experiences, like being tour-guide for tens of foreign-esperantists and attending esperanto congresses.

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Satrio Rendi Pradana
Dutch Language Coordinator

Satrio currently studies at Ambarrukmo Tourism Academy, Yogyakarta. His other activities including entrepreneurship and working part-time in a restaurant.

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Sheila El Fajri
French Language Coordinator

Living among French people in Borneo made Sheila decide to study French Literature for her major in university. She fell in love with French language, literature and also culture from the very first time she learned it at age 5. She has also got a chance to be an exchange student at L'Université de La Rochelle, France. She currently works in Decathlon Indonesia, Europe's number one sport retailer from France, as Traffic Manager.

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Sigit Untoro

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Tegar Achsendo Yuniarta
French Language Coordinator
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Tia Saputri
Editor // Italian Language Coordinator

Tia went to Italy as an exchange student several years ago and went back to finish her study in Universitas Indonesia where she received Universitas Indonesia Outstanding Award (3rd). Tia also did work as freelance translator. Tia currently works for the Danish giant shipping line company in Jakarta . 

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Upika Gusta

Currently, Upika studies at french litterature in Universitas Indonesia. She has several experiences in language, such as being an interpreter in some exhibitions, doing some interviews to several DJs from around the globe, and she also do some journalism stuffs. 

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Vandro Rizky Aldilla W
French Language Coordinator
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Vremita Desectia

Vremita is one of Indonesian hyperpolyglot who is able to converse in more than 10 languages. Her passion in language also drives her to create an application to help people with dyslexia to learn language. With her team, which consist of UGM students, the application has won several awards, including Indonesia ICT Awards (INAICTA) 2012, Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2012, Gold Medal for Best Technology in International ICT Innovative Service Contest 2012 in Taiwan, Bronze Medal...

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Wiladantika Purnamasari
Language Coordinator // Regional Coordinator
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Yudhistira Ramadhan
French Language Coordinator // Spanish Language Coordinator

Rama graduated from computer engineering in 2017 and currently works as web developer in PT Gamatechno Indonesia based in Yogyakarta and Jakarta. Other than languages, his interests include music, information technology, social justice, culture, etc. As for music, he is really into world and folk music, but he will also enjoy what is currently on the radio. He speaks Indonesian and Javanese as his native languages, with foreign language capability in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese...

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Zhakia Ulfah
Editor // French Language Coordinator

This former regional coordinator of Polyglot Indonesia Bandung is known for being talkative and always have a lots of spirits. Currently she works for Decathlon Indonesia, Europe's number one sport retail brand from France, as Tennis Department Manager. Other than her daily work and managing Polyglot Indonesia's projects, she enjoys watching videos or movies, and also making it. It even brought her to Singapore to attend the Movie Making Workshop as Indonesia's representative. Aside of her...

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Ria is fluent in Sundanese and Batavian since she was born and bred in Jakarta and has lived in a Batavian - Sundanese environment all her life. She has an ambivalent personality. Ria currently works at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries which allowed her meet many people from various regions. It also made her more familiar with the regions of Indonesia and sparked her interest to learn local language. Ria took Computerized Accounting major in college but didn't finished it.

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