Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Major: Psychology with a minor in graphic design
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Korean, Mandarin (basic)
Hobbies: Listening to music, painting, and drawing (traditionally & digitally), singing, watching movies and K-dramas, reading books, making simple
videos and taking a picture with my smartphone, learning languages
Indonesia is an archipelago with a diverse cultural heritage. Growing up in Jakarta, a metropolitan city where all kinds of people from different regions harbored to make a living, I was taught to embrace and preserve diversity. I am considered Chinese-Indonesian since I am the child of a Chinese parent but was born in Indonesia. This means I was raised learning the ways of both cultures and that has significantly shaped how I perceive myself, my community, and the world.
In Indonesian, we value connectedness and solidarity. I have been taught since an early age to be empathetic and to appreciate human connections. This has inspired me to major in psychology as I chose to finish my bachelor's in Portland. Additionally, many Indonesian cultures are told through kinds of storytelling media such as stories, music, and dances. These will impact my way of presenting and sharing my culture with all of you! More
arts and stories to tell.
Through ICSP, I want to share Indonesian culture through my perspective and experiences. By all means, with the information that is accessible, inclusive, and relevant for those who come from different backgrounds, cultures, and identities.