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 blessed to have graduated on scholarships from Universitas Padjadjaran majoring International Relations with an interest in environment. Following completion of my undergraduate degree, I participated in a double master's degree program at Universitas Padjadjaran and University of Twente, both of which were funded by scholarships, majoring in Environmental Studies and Energy Management. During my studies, I also worked as a TV journalist for over five years at TVRI, where I harbored a strong affection for journalism.

In 2016 I completed my master's and 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 have certifications in environmental journalism from Climate Tracker, Open-Water Diver from PADI, fact-checker from Google News Initiative, and Environmental and Energy Management for Medium to Small Industry (EMSI) from University of Twente. My portfolio can be accessed on LinkedIn

I kill my time in nature by hiking and camping and training my two cats to do tricks. 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.