About Me

Hi there!  

My name is Pradip and this is the page where we get to know each other. 

Okay, me first. Where should I start? 

Coming from a low-income family, I feel fortunate enough to have graduated from International Relations at Padjadjaran University. Once graduated, I started working as a TV journalist at TVRI. I harboured a deep affection for journalism by working there for nearly five years. At the same time I also took a double master's degree program at Padjadjaran University majoring Environmental Studies and University of Twente majoring Environmental and Energy Management. All by scholarhsips. 

After completeing my master's degree in 2016, I decided to take a career break and braved myself to start backpacking in Australia on working holiday. During that time I was working in hospitality field from being a housekeeper, receptionist, sous-chef, waiter, all-rounder barista, to stock taker. I was also working as a correspondent for my former employer in Indonesia. Basically any jobs to make ends meet. I have licenses in basic barista and Responsible Service Alcohol (RSA). 

In mid 2019 I got my feet back in Indonesia for good. I am currently working as a teaching staff and a project-based interpreter/translator in an NGO that concerns on education.

I am passionate about journalism, environmental communication, human ecology, and community participation. I am also eager to collaborate on a project that suits my capabilities and experiences. I recently completed Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) from Project Management Institute USA and Certified Public Speaker (CPS) from Public Speaking Institute The Philippines. I also have certifications in environmental journalism from Climate Tracker, Basic Environmental Impact Assessment (AMDAL A), Advanced Open-Water Diver from PADI, fact-checker from Google News Initiative, and energy management from University of Twente. My portfolio can be accessed on LinkedIn while my publications can be read on Google Scholar‬.

I kill my time in nature by hiking, diving, running, and doing the bike-trips. I recently started a Podcast channel 'Bumi dan Manusia' with my friends, talk about random things on Twitter, and post some of my memories on Instagram. Please pay me a visit. Or you can buzz me at pradipta.dirgantara@gmail.com. 

So, that is a little bit about me. Now I would like to listen about you if you don't mind. 


  1. Hey! Love your blog. One of your tweets passed on my timeline. I’m interested to get to know you more if you let me.


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