Meet The Team


Chief Executive Officer

Josephine Lovensa

‘Responsible for nothing, accountable for everything’, Josephine has an intangible role that is a key force in anticipating the future and mobilising the organisation to meet its challenge. Persistent, independent, and determined to get things done – she is valued for her critical, valuable insights, and problem-solving abilities.

Prior to building LingoTalk and taking the role as a Chief Strategist, Josephine was a consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the government relations and public affairs industry. In her role, she was trusted to advise government institutions, fortune 500 corporations, and industry associations to navigate the complicated political constellation in both national and regional level. She graduated from the Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia.

Uniquely positioned at the intersection of education, technology, and international affairs – she dedicates her free time to writing, teaching, and breathing life into underserved community.

Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Lam

Michelle is a recent UWA graduate with an interest in international law.


She has interned with research groups such as the Modern Slavery Research Cluster and the Centre for Muslim States and Societies

Outgoing Chief Executive Officer

Mikaylie Page

Mikaylie completed her combined Law Arts Degree in June 2020, majoring in International Relations, Political Economics and Social Policy. She is currently undertaking graduate studies in Environmental Planning.


In 2019, Mikaylie spent a semester studying at the Islamic University of Indonesia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia where she studied Indonesian Business and Law. She also undertook Internships at PUSHAM Centre for Human Rights in Yogyakarta where she worked on peace-building through interfaith dialogues, and Wahana Visi (World Vision) in Jakarta where she worked with the End Violence Against Children team. 

Chief Financial Officer

Nancy Cai

Nancy recently graduated with a double degree in Commerce/Laws with a major in Finance from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

From 2019 to 2020, Nancy spent a semester at National Taiwan University, Taipei where she studied Traditional Chinese and Law as a New Colombo Plan Scholar. Nancy previously completed a semester at Bocconi University, Milan for her finance studies in 2017, and studied in Guangzhou, China for 6 months when she was a primary school student.

Nancy currently works at an Australian telecommunications company Telstra. She is passionate about deepening relationships and broadening perspectives through cross-cultural collaboration and is excited about the future of technologies. Nancy feels exuberant hearing from youths passionate about addressing ‘wicked’ problems and is constantly reading to digest new ideas.

Chief Operations Officer

Dicky Aditiya Kurniawan

Dicky is a Business Management student. He has participated in several international programmes during his studies, such as volunteer projects, exchange programmes, and youth conferences.

He commenced his volunteering journey in 2018 when he joined a Global Volunteer project organised by AIESEC in NCKU Taiwan. He has since then volunteered for six international organisations, including National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA), AIESEC in Lahore, and GoCamp Ukraine. In 2020, he had the immense privilege of studying at VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Belgium and joining a Summer School programme at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is also keen to foster his passion for international affairs and has chaired 10 Model UN since 2021, including Oxford MUN and Sussex MUN.

Chief Operations Officer

Alouny Senduangdeth

Alouny or Niny is a fresh Lao graduate holding a bachelor of arts in Economics Development and Planning. She had her exchanges in various countries across Asia and the US and has spent her childhood in Australia.

Niny joined AASYP in early 2022 hoping to enhance the collaboration between youths of both regions and create a positive impact on society. She is also running her project, 2nd Hand World, to tackle irresponsible consumption and social inequality.


Chief Partnerships Officer

Racheline Tantular

Racheline is a Fogarty Scholar studying Asian Studies and Music at the University of Western Australia. She is working as an Analyst at Lydekker, an Asia strategy consulting firm.

In her last three years as AASYP Perth Hub Manager, she conceptualised and directed the Indo-Pacific Future Leaders Programme and facilitated the Indo-Pacific Student Mobility Youth Dialogue.

Racheline enjoys giving back to the community and directed ‘Where Oceans Meet’, a concert featuring traditional music of the Indo-Pacific region and music written by composers of Asian descent, with proceeds donated to the Australian Red Cross Global COVID-19 Appeal in 2021. She was also the 2021 President of the Golden Zonta Club at St Catherine’s College and organised a Birthing Kit Assembly Day supporting women in disadvantaged communities.

Racheline plays clarinet in the Western Australia Wind Symphony and is excited to further her passion for languages as a New Colombo Plan Scholar.



Chief Community Officer

Georgia Henderson

Georgia is a John Curtin Undergraduate Scholar at Curtin University, where she is studying a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Relations. She is a 2022 New Colombo Plan Scholar for Indonesia through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and has been named as the cohort’s ASEAN Fellow.

Georgia was first involved in AASYP as a Delegate at the Indo-Pacific Future Leaders’ Program in 2020, and has held the role of CCO since mid-2021. Georgia has held a range of roles including as an intern Adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, as an Intern for the APAC Chief of Staff at Equinix, and as a Legal Intern at the Albany Community Legal Centre, and as the Recruitment Manager at the Perth-based not for profit Teach Learn Grow. She is passionate about empowering young people to make impact and have confidence in their abilities to effect change.

Chief Marketing Officer

Arfiana Maulina

Arfiana is an undergraduate student at BINUS University, majoring in Marketing Communication. She has experience as a Marketing Intern in various industries, and is skilled in analysing social media, including short-video platforms, and driving leads. She has been a speaker in 100+ events through the @arfianamaulina Tik Tok account, Instagram @arfianamaulinaa and other platforms, with 100,000 followers in total.