Meet the MantaWatch Alumni

Leaders in marine sustainability

Mutiara Dhitasari

Mutiara graduated with a B.Sc. Marine Science from the University of Padjadjaran. After successfully completing MIP-2015 she was selected to participate in a marine research expedition to southwest Maluku with the Institute for Marine Research and Observation. Mutiara was a member of the OSEANIK Scientific Diving Club and IMPACT (Independent Marine Protected Animal Community) at […]


Rafid Shidqi

Rafid graduated with a B.Sc. Marine Science from Jenderal Soedirman University after successfully completing MIP-2016.


Ranny Yuneni

Ranny graduated with B.Sc. Marine Science from the University of Diponogoro. After successfully completing MIP-2013, she participated in MIP-2015 and MIP-2016 as a guest speaker. Ranny currently works as the Field Coordinator for WWF-Indonesia’s Shark and Ray Conservation Program, where she supports the Government of Indonesia to improve data about these threatened species and works […]


Vidlia Rosady

Vidlia earned her B.Sc. Marine Science from Padjadjaran University. After successfully completing MIP-2013 she participated in MIP-2015 and MIP-2016 as a trainer and mentor. Vidlia received a Conservation Leadership Programme Future Conservationist Award to investigate Indonesia’s mobula ray fisheries, during which she had the opportunity to participate in conservation leadership and communication training at the […]


Muhammad Ichsan

Ichsan earned his M.Sc. Conservation Biology from the University of Queensland, Australia and B.Sc. Marine Science from the University of Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Indonesia. Drawing on the experiences he gained during MIP-2012, Ichsan successfully submitted his undergraduate thesis on the environmental factors influencing the temporal distribution of manta rays in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. He founded […]


Retno Ningrum

Retno successfully completed MIP-2016, and is currently completing her B.Sc. Marine Science at the University of Padjadjaran.


Satria Afnan Pranata

Satria graduated from Bogor Agricultural Institute with a B.Sc. Fisheries Science. He is currently the Technical Service and Sales Executive for PT Sinta Prima Feedmill, where he supports sustainable, small-scale aquaculture producers in Sumatra. He occasionally conducts coral and fish surveys for the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.


Amelia Nurkumala

Amelia successfully completed MIP-2016, and is currently completing her B.Sc. Biology at the University of Diponogoro.


Niomi Pridina

Niomi earned her B.Sc. Marine Science from the University of Padjadjaran. After successfully completing MIP-2014, she joined MantaWatch as the Education and Research Coordinator, and participated in MIP-2015 and MIP-2016 as a trainer and mentor. She has worked as a communication intern for the International Pole and Line Foundation, where she helped to communicate and […]


Evi Nurul

Evi has a B.Sc. Marine Science and Oceanography from the University of Diponogoro. After successfully completing MIP-2014 he was selected to join The Nature Conservancy’s expedition team as a Coral Reef Fish Specialist during a Rapid Ecological Assessment of the Savu Sea Marine Protected Area. Evi is currently the Monitoring and Surveillance Officer for WWF-Indonesia’s […]


Muhammad “Dharmo” Ramadhany

Dharmo earned his B.Sc. Marine Science and Technology from Bogor Agricultural Institute. After successfully completing MIP-2014, Dharmo founded MoAerial, a company that specialises in aerial video and mapping using drones and whose projects include marine and coastal surveys for Indonesias Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and NGOs.


Ayu Ginanjar Syukur

After successfully completing MIP-2014, Ayu graduated from Bogor Agricultural Institute with a B.Sc. Fisheries Science. She is currently the Responsible Marine Tourism Assistant for WWF-Indonesia, where she has helped to develop and promote responsible tourism practices including creating manta ray watching guidelines that have now been published by Indonesia’s Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.


Lucia Kusolo

Lucia successfully completed MIP-2015. She is currently preparing her undergraduate thesis at the University of Indonesia on the spatial and temporal dynamics of phytoplankton in Likupang, North Sulawesi, and is the Social Media Coordinator for ScubaDiver AustralAsia magazine.


Anindita Rustandi

Anindita earned a B.Sc. Marine Science from the University of Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Indonesia. After successfully completing MIP-2012, she joined MantaWatch as a Stakeholder Liaison Officer, and participated in MIP-2014 and MIP-2015 as a trainer and mentor. She was awarded a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) fellowship by the US State Department, and had the […]


Tri Nur Sujatmiko

Miko successfully completed MIP-2016, and is currently completing his B.Sc. Marine Science and Technology at Bogor Agricultural University.


Riza Zamzami

Riza has a B.Sc. Fisheries Science from Bogor Agricultural Institute, Indonesia. After successfully completing MIP-2013, he worked for a company that promotes sustainability within the aquarium hobby trade through the culture and export of ornamental corals and marine invertebrates. Riza’s team won several awards from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for their high quality […]


Evina Tami Roriris

Tami successfully completed MIP-2014, and is currently completing her undergraduate thesis on the identification of corals using molecular biology, as part of her B.Sc. Marine Science at the University of Padjadjaran.


Divo Noerchayo

Divo holds a B.Sc. Marine Biology from the University of Indonesia. His undergraduate thesis examined methods for surveying coral reefs. After successfully completing MIP-2015, Divo developed a training module and materials on underwater photography that was launched successfully during MIP-2016. Divo is currently working as an intern for the Government of Indonesia’s Marine Fisheries Research […]


Gerald Wenur

After successfully completing MIP-2014, Gerald undertook his undergraduate thesis at the University of Indonesia on the spatial dynamics of manta rays in Komodo National Park. He participated in MIP-2015 as a trainer and mentor. Gerald received a Conservation Leadership Programme Future Conservationist Award to investigate Indonesia’s mobula ray fisheries. He is currently completing his undergraduate […]


Haries Sukandar

After successfully completing MIP-2015, Haries participated in the MIP-2016 roadshow where he visited several universities across Indonesia to promote the internship program. He was the Chairman of the Marine Diving Club at the University of Diponogoro, and is the part-time Public Awareness Program Coordinator for TAKA, an Indonesian marine conservation NGO. Haries is currently completing […]


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