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.
Gerald John Guillermo
Gerald John “GJ” C. Guillermo is a second-year Juris Doctor student at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a Minor Degree in Development Management with Latin Honors Distinction (Cum Laude) at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2019.
Presently, he is concurrently working as a Research Assistant at the Ateneo Policy Center of the Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University, and as a Policy and Legal Researcher at the House of Representatives, Philippine Congress.
As for volunteer work, he is the Evening Representative of the UP College of Law Student Government, an editorial assistant at the Philippine Law Journal, a member of Paralegal Volunteer Organizations (PVO), and a volunteer at an election-related initiative, Just Vote: RSVP.
His areas of skills and interests include research, public policy, development studies, project management, international relations, governance, and law.
Qian Ke Choo
Qian Ke pursued a Double Honours Degree in Law and Economics at the National University of Singapore. Upon completion of the Singapore Bar Examinations, she will commence her legal career in Litigation and Dispute Resolution at WongPartnership LLP.
During her college years, she represented her law school in several international moot court competitions in which her team attained top accolades. Elected as the President of her law school’s Pro Bono Group, together with her team of 29 executive committee members, she led a club of close to 200 members and advanced the student-led pro bono movement locally and internationally by executing 8 long-term pro bono projects, an array of pipeline projects, as well as schoolwide, nationwide and international events. Notably, she executed 3 cross-border pro bono projects in collaboration with universities and stakeholders from Indonesia and Thailand.
Besides participating in the 7th Asia Pro Bono Conference in Hong Kong alongside representatives of Singapore’s legal fraternity, she also spearheaded the inaugural regional Law Students’ Pro Bono Conference 2019.
Oscar holds a Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Hons I) from the University of Sydney. He also studied at the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
He is interested in international governance, international political economy, climate governance and digital politics. Much of Oscar’s work has focused on the relationship between the EU and East Asia – particularly China and ASEAN – as well as Australia’s place in this increasingly Asia-centric world order.
Ni Ketut Divya Karyza Putri
Divya is a cub reporter at The Jakarta Post. She graduated from Universitas Gadjah Mada with a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, majoring in International Relations.
She is deeply interested in the field of public policy and the sustainable economy in the Southeast Asia region.
Lingga Danu Febrinilla
Lingga is graduated from Faculty of Fisheries and Marine, Airlangga University, Indonesia. She completed her PADI Divemaster in Bali while learning more about marine conservation in 2019.
She’s currently working as marine biologist and educator for indigeneous people in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
My name is Charlie Wilson. I live in Melbourne and studied International Relations at uni.
I have a great interest in diplomacy and fostering relationships with like-minded people across our region.
I love sport, going to the beach and camping. I am really looking forward to getting involved with the AAYSP!
Jan Claudine Villanueva
Claudine was an Honours Scholar and a Consular and Diplomatic Affairs graduate of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. She has undertaken leadership roles in AIESEC and interned at the United Nations Information Centre. Her thesis on the ICT Developments in ASEAN was inspired by her role as Head Liaison Officer at ASEAN 50 events — Young Entrepreneur’s Carnival and Slingshot.
Currently involved in a local government in the Philippines, Claudine oversees province-wide youth initiatives and policy innovation on the environment, women empowerment, technology, arts, and culture. Passionate about sustainability, Claudine directed the promotions of community-based enterprises and reef rehabilitation efforts through her previous roles as the province’s Head of Marketing and Tourism Focal Person.
Daweena Tia Motwany is currently a Research Assistant at Sustineo and the Podcast Co-Manager at ASEAN-Australia Youth Strategic Partnership.
She enjoys writing on trending political topics and has an avid interest in researching political grievances experienced in the Southeast Asian region.
Tabitha Jules Cariaga
Tabitha is a communications professional with a strong background in editorial work, television production, and content creation.
A graduate of University of the Philippines Los Baños, she continues to be passionate about bringing stories to light by writing and producing content.
Daniel is a successful author and motivated humanitarian focussed at enriching the lives of both animals and people around the world. Since 2008, Daniel has dedicated himself to the conservation efforts of the critically endangered orangutans.
Daniel has written and self-published two books which have gone on to become best-sellers. Daniel was recently awarded the 2021 Young Australian of the Year for his conservation efforts.
Daniel has also graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Social Science with a Major in Politics and has a keen interest in international relations. In an official capacity, Daniel has had correspondence with Prime Ministers, Presidents, and other high dignitaries to discuss climate change and animal conservation to create a positive change.
Nathan is a Senior Associate for Public Relations at the SEAMEO Southeast Asia Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) working directly under the Office of the Executive Director and CEO.
He graduated as Top 2 of the graduating class among Communication majors (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Currently, he is taking a post-baccalaureate program in ASEAN Studies at the University of the Philippines Open University.
Andrew Thomson completed his Master of International Development in 2019 specializing in development economics. As a participant in the McCusker Active Citizen program, Andrew interned at the Ombudsman WA, where as part of the Own Motion Investigations and Monitoring Team he conducted research on policy approaches to reduce homelessness in Western Australia.
In 2018, Andrew interned at Consult-Myanmar Ltd in Yangon, Myanmar where he worked with foreign investors who planned to enter the Myanmar Market. A Mannkal Scholar and recipient of the Asiabound Grant, Andrew also had the opportunity to intern at the Lion Rock Institute in Hong Kong and study at the Vietnamese National University of Agriculture in Hanoi.
A passionate writer Andrew has written numerous articles based on his insights and experiences, which have been published in Frontier Myanmar, Tea Circle Oxford, and Water Politics.
Queenie Pearl Tomaro
Queenie Pearl V. Tomaro is an instructor at the Department of Political Science of Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology. She is also the secretary of the Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao of MSU-IIT.
She has a BA degree in Political Science from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Governmental Studies from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta- Indonesia under a full scholarship grant from Jusuf Kalla School of Government.
She is presently an executive committee member of the Young Women Leaders + for Peace and Leadership, a nation-wide network of young peacebuilders under the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP).
She also volunteers as editor to the publications team of the ASEAN-Australia Strategic Youth Partnership.