Elena Williams is the Director of Australia-Indonesia Consulting and a PhD candidate at ANU, where she researches the impact of student mobility and DFAT-funded higher education programs on the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Between 2013 – 2017 she served as Resident Director for ACICIS, based in Indonesia. Fluent in Indonesian, Elena holds an Honours degree in Indonesian Studies from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Gender & Development Studies from ANU. Elena currently serves on the boards of DFAT’s Australia-Indonesia Institute and Balai Bahasa NSW, and is a panel member for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program and Australia Awards Indonesia’s selection committees. Her favourite Indonesian word is semangat!