Working in both academic and clinical settings in Germany and Indonesia, she has over a decade of experience working with patients and various healthcare programmes. She received a Master's degree in Global Urban Health from the University of Freiburg in Germany and a Doctor of Medicine from the Tarumanagara University School of Medicine in Indonesia. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Medicine from Tarumanagara University's School of Medicine.

Volunteering for Indonesian healthcare services has given her over two years of practical experience. Leprosy and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever were the focus of her undergraduate research, which spanned two years. Big data analytics and reporting for improved decision making are her areas of competence.

Her interest in teaching methods and educational topics is clear. Through her experience, she has given four lectures at the Indonesian Society of Ultrasound Medicine (ISUM) Jakarta in Indonesia to 120 GPs and specialists on topics like abdomen and obstetrics.

Preventative medicine, health monitoring and project management were among the courses she has completed at Public Health Hannover Medical School. It was in both English and German that she learned the skills of leadership, science writing, and project management that she now employs.

She interned as a healthcare researcher at the Institute of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research Hannover Medical School. There, she helped provide education and understanding in chronically ill patients. She also learned about study management within university environments during her internship. With this project as her contribution to it, she developed a literature review of 40 Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) programs internationally from the USA, Netherlands, China, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Ireland, South Korea, Hongkong, and Mexico.

After completing the migration and mental health coursework focusing on refugees at the University of Freiburg, she has been active in various working groups for Global Health Hub Germany.

She also serves as an Honorary Consultant of Organisational Development for the NGO "HILFE.WORLD", which helps provide health education and disease prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).

Her passion for data science led her to take additional Azure and Python courses. She will continue to seek opportunities for further training as she works on her career, which is being a public health research scientist.

Through all these efforts, she has one goal: to support not just one person but a larger group of people in society, highlighting marginalised communities.

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