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  • Mirna Marini D. Arifin
    Mirna Marini D. Arifin
    Founder and Executive Director
  • Paul Setiawan
    Paul Setiawan
    Associate
  • Kiran Vajapeyayajula
    Kiran Vajapeyayajula
    Architect
  • Evay Manurung
    Evay Manurung
    Marketing and Sales Manager
  • Teuku Rizky Adipratama
    Teuku Rizky Adipratama
    Web Developer
  • Azizah
    Azizah
    Events and Communities Associate
Mirna Marini D. Arifin
Founder and Executive Director

Mirna Marini D. Arifin started her career in language instructor since she was 19 years old, at the same time She founded and established the language organisation of Bahasa Budaya to deliver language training to corporations and academic institutions in Indonesia, work independently and is associated in creating modules for BIPA (Bahasa Indonesia bagi Penutur Asing). In her work expertise in linguistic and visual anthropology, Mirna is actively create and involve in the documentation and campaigning program.

In her works plans that priorly have observed the arrival of digital media has seemed to be an advantage to develop language learning globally by online digital learning. The expectation of global needs in learning Bahasa Indonesia. This has also been responded into a program in Bahasa Budaya organization, named as Lingua Internacional. In Lingua Internacional, learning modules of Indonesian language had created, so are the classes actively conducted inside the country, and worldwide delivered via the digital platform and online distance learning.

The extended divisions in her works as part of the organization plans, is documenting the language and culture within digital and motion pictures at the same time. Therefore, the film documentaries, where Mirna had developed it with the team experts in Indonesia.

Today, the agenda and planning to maintain the language and culture within the organisation has been the major plans of her leadership. Since 2012, Mirna has been working on local language documentation of Sumatra, Central Java, to the east of Indonesia. Besides the national language, she believes the local languages have major influences in Bahasa Indonesia development.

More interesting about Mirna, you can find her busy gardening in her garden or her kitchen to cook for her friends, or sometimes the whole family when they visiting her at her home in West Java. You can also find her, spending her leisure time watching world class filmmakers from Bernardo Bertolucci to Indonesian filmmaker Arifin C. Noor.  You will also not be surprised to find her relaxly reading books, and painting with the brushes and her fingers on canvases at her home studio.

Paul Setiawan
Associate

He is a language enthusiast, sci-fi fan and a computer operator. He loves all kinds of people and hence curious of all kinds of culture. He feels like he is old enough to vote, too young to govern and not interested in running for presidency. He is spiritually scientific. He loves western food and eastern beverages. He guesses that is why He is in Bahasa Budaya.

Dia penggemar bahasa, cerita-cerita fiksi ilmiah dan berkarir sebagai operator komputer. Dia tertarik pada berbagai jenis orang dan karenanya sering penasaran dengan budaya-budaya yang ada. Dia cukup tua buat nyoblos, kelewat kekanak-kanakan buat memimpin dan sama sekali ogah nyapres. Dia penganut kepercayaan yang ilmiah. Dia doyan masakan barat tapi seneng minuman timur. Menurut dia itu alasan kenapa dia di Bahasa Budaya.

Kiran Vajapeyayajula
Architect

I got into computer programming at the age of 15 by looking at a chess game. My main aim was to become an inventor like Dennis Ritchie and work at Bell Labs, at the age of 15. I started working freelance from the age 18 , and learnt many programming concepts over the years.

I love to work on challenging projects and this project, I started in a different programming language, but now, working to make it work on PHP and Pythond on Linux. I love challenges and constantly refine myself.

I am working with service King as a contractor. It’s a collision repair company, 4th in the country in USA. Photography is my passion. I am so obsessed with avoiding Genetically modified food, that I grow my own vegetables with the help of husband. For 6 to 9 months, we don’t purchase outside vegetables.

I live in Plano, Texas with my husband, two loving boys who make my day crazy with their antics and mischief. They are 10 and 6.

Evay Manurung
Marketing and Sales Manager

An accomplished, result-driven sales professional with 11 years of experience focused on the education field. Proven ability to interface with students as the customer to ensure product solutions meets the customer educational objectives. Strong customer relationship builder based on service, support and follow through. An experienced professional who excels in uncovering customer needs, providing solutions, handling objections, and closing sales.

My previous work with one International property consultants has completed my skill on managing and developing resources. I was also became one of International non-profit organization Indonesia. I have also had experience in the private sector as business, administrative liaison and IT, with the responsibility for the organization of the administer the projects as well as monitoring of operational and improve the quality assurance.

Besides working, I also love my spare time for watching TV, movies, and travelling. I am also a serious time spender for pleasures.

Teuku Rizky Adipratama
Web Developer

He is the youngest of all in the team. ohh he is an audiophile. he’s a maniac about audio-smelling items. he also really likes playing adventure games and strategies. His favorite games are Dota 2, Battlefield franchise games, and also Assassins Creed Franchise Games.

He is a digital programming producer. he used to do anything related to the digital world. such as graphic design, video editing, animation creation, developing a website, making mobile-based applications, ahhh he also designed the system and the architecture. Because of this is why he joined Bahasa Budaya. He wanted his abilities to be useful for others.

Azizah
Events and Communities Associate

I joined Language Community in 2012 in my fourth year working in Banking Industry try to feed my hunger and thirst in learning and to reach more. And always participate in the committee since then till now. i have a wild and free spirit in transfer my idea inside of the community i joined. try to make the idea into real to communicate of what we can share to others that’s the interesting and challenging part in life of what i gained so far and life is an adventure and really enjoying how it helps us grow to be a better person as individual and also as part of the community as a bigger part.

I work in Banking Industry because I’m majoring accounting in 2007 and have lived with this entitle job for almost 10 years. Start the journey as the junior staff of helpdesk team in operation department  and now I’m joining my new team in investigation team.

I love read books but struggling to finish them. Like to try new things, new experience, travelling, swimming , and  love to be in a flexible of working time and get out of my daily routine. Learn to do street photography these days.

My passion is love to be in a flexible of working time and get out of my daily routine. Be part in organization that helps to preserve in culture and education. Culture is a legacy from a human being for a human being for our nation and in worldwide and therefore we need to work together to always conserve our culture because this is what we can do for our generations, our nation and to the world, that’s the reason why I like to join BAHASA BUDAYA. because the best of humans is someone who is useful to others.

My motto is be positive, be yourself and be a warrior to reach our dream.

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