Joanne first travelled to Indonesia in 2000 as an exchange student, and has lived and worked there on and off for the past decade. During a three-year stint at the World Bank in Jakarta, she published on community conflict dynamics and access to information in post-disaster situations. She speaks fluent Indonesian and holds a BA from the University of New South Wales and an MA from the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex, UK. Joanne currently works in development cooperation for the Australian Government. All views expressed here are her own.