Meet The Team


Our Publications team gives young people a voice on the complex issues in the region that need to be solved together. Our Horizons Blog seeks articles that build knowledge on Australian and Southeast Asian culture, economics, and politics. We explore ASEAN’s role as a multilateral institution in international relations, especially its strategic partnership relationship with Australia. In addition, we promote discussion of regional issues and how youth can drive change.

ASEAN Editor

Ankush Wagle

Ankush is a Master in Public Policy candidate and Li Ka Shing Foundation scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interest covers the Indo-Pacific and the international relations of Southeast Asia.

Australia Editor

Dominic Harvey Taylor

Dom is a fourth year Asian Studies and Law student studying at the Australian National University, who is interested in South East Asia, particularly Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. He recently spent his summer with the Association for Elections and Democracy in Jakarta as an intern conducting research on electoral reform in Indonesia.


Phong Nguyen

I am a 20-year-old incoming freshman at Bard College in Berlin, Germany. My biggest loves and inspirations are Edgar Allan Poe, John Updike, Christian Dior, Sohyang, and winter in Saigon

Heath Sloane


Queenie Pearl Tomaro

Queenie Pearl V. Tomaro is a Political Science Instructor and Researcher at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. She graduated with honors from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology with a degree in Political Science and from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta – Indonesia with a Master’s degree in Governmental Studies.


Ashley Ramachandran

Ashley is studying a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice combined Bachelor of International Relations at Flinders University. She has been actively involved in her community as the 2018-19 New Colombo Plan Alumni Ambassador and various on-campus initiatives including a ‘Be a Better Human’ campaign tackling sexual assault and harassment. Upon completing study tours in the EU and Indonesia, Ashley remains a curious learner and is excited to learn more about ASEAN.


Michelle Marietta Secoa

Michelle is a full-time writer and a half-time worker who is interested in communications, literature and social-cultural issues. For the past two and a half year, she has pursued a career in public relations and corporate social responsibility while keeping involved in Indonesian youth and leadership communities. 


Daweena Motwany

Daweena is a recent Master’s of International Affairs graduate from the Australian National University and have a keen interest on the political grievances experienced in Southeast Asia. As a Malaysian national residing in Australia, she hopes that her personal experiences and expertise will serve to be of importance for AASYP. 


Tony Minh Tiến Nguyễn

Tony Nguyen is currently studying in Faculty of Literature, the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. His focus fields are arts and culture in general. 


Visal Chourn

Visal has a BA in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University and is currently a graduate student pursuing public policy at the Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations. He has participated in numerous conferences such as Bali Student Democracy Forum, ASEAN Youth Journalism and contributed to a co written book on Cambodia and Indonesian relations.


Eva van Dijk

I am an upcoming graduate, NCP alumni and Indonesia buff. I love to read, play chess and am keen to get back into traveling around Southeast Asia!


Heath Sloane

As a Yenching Scholar at Peking University, I’m passionate about researching the intersection between ASEAN, Australia and China. I enjoy using my foreign language skills to engage in people-to-people diplomacy and to stay across current affairs.


Elizabeth Underwood

I’m a Pacific Studies/ International Relations student in my 5th year at The Australian National University in Canberra. I’ve previously studied abroad in Indonesia, Palau and Papua New Guinea.


Joanda Kevin Yoga Aditama

I hold a Bachelor of Political Science degree in International Relations from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta and currently working as a Debt Management Associate Consultant for Amalan International Pte Ltd. I’m a sustainable development issue enthusiast, thus I also join several SDGs-related youth communities and do an internship at the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning.

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