Ms Hannah Ekers

  • Ms Hannah Ekers

    Research Assistant

Hannah is undertaking the Juris Doctor at the Melbourne Law School. Hannah's deep connection and commitment to understanding Indonesia has evolved over many years, having studied Indonesian in high school and continuing at university. In 2012, she spent a year on exchange to Indonesia, studying politics at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan and Indonesian, Javanese and community development at Universitas Gadjah Mada.

She spent two months living in a Javanese village on a development project, helping to run anticorruption workshops in schools and monitoring proceedings at the district court of Yogyakarta. She also ran weekly English classes in the local community. Hannah is a member of the Australian-Indonesian Youth Association and an Indonesian dance troupe named Sanggar Lestari who perform at various cultural events in Melbourne.

Hannah received the Malcolm D.H. Smith Memorial Scholarship in 2014, for her commitment to and interest in an Asian society and was also the group leader of the Australian Indonesian Youth Exchange Program 2014/15.