On behalf of Indonesian Youth Diplomacy, we would like to announce that for the Y20 Summit 2018 in Argentina this year, one of the previously chosen delegates, Cheryl Christella Ng, unfortunately had to withdraw from her role because of her work and we had to terminate her appointment. In replacement of her position, we would like to happily announce that Joanna Octavia, one of the shortlisted applicants who is also highly qualified, will resume the role to represent Indonesian youths alongside Vincent Tjendra! Let us welcome Joanna and wish her all the best! Lets get to know her better by reading her profile below:
Joanna Octavia is a public policy professional with 7 years of experience in government affairs, policy research and multi-sectoral stakeholder engagement.
Previously she was a Senior Public Policy Associate at Uber in Indonesia, where she led cross-functional teams to establish the brand's profile among policymakers through engagement and strategic partnerships. Prior to Uber, Joanna worked as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Public Policy Transformation (Transformasi) in Jakarta, conducting studies on Indonesia's investment competitiveness, job creation and financing in sustainable development. Additionally, she had also worked as an Analyst at Bloomberg LP in Singapore, and as a Research Intern at The Serco Institute in London. As a result of her diverse experiences, she has developed a keen interest in topics surrounding labor relations, digitization of the informal economy, and the relationship between government and business in developing countries.
Joanna graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2010 with a Master of Science in Comparative Politics, and from the University of British Columbia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. She completed an Advanced Certificate in the Chinese Language Program at Tsinghua University in 2011. During university, she was the President of the Indonesian Students Association at UBC, and represented LSE in organizing London Indonesian Night, in which she also performed in an original play based on stories of student activism during the New Order era.
As a recipient of the Chancellor's International Scholarship, Joanna will shortly be starting her PhD in Employment Research at the Institute of Employment Research, University of Warwick.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, watching documentaries and practicing brush calligraphy.