Born in Bandung, 1993, Michello spent most of her childhood in Medan. Her keen interest in social and political issues, was initially triggered by her active involvement in English-debating competition during high-school. She earned her bachelor degree in social and political sciences, majoring international relations from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung 2014 and entitled in cum laude. Her passion for politics and international affairs is reflected through her avid participation in various international conferences, Model United Nations and volunteering activities. In 2012, She represented her university at Harvard National Model United Nations, USA.
In November 2017, as she earned a Master of Science in Political Communication from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, she joined Kiroyan Partners as consultant. Studying political communication has strengthened her theoretical understanding on politics and media studies, also further expand her views on political communication of various political actors, the role and construction of public perception, public policy, and how it affects business sectors.
As a fresh graduate, Michello began her professional career at the strategic communication team for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2014. She was mainly responsible for formulating and implementing communication strategy to develop positive evaluations of governments’ policy and achievements. Assisting a well-known public top profile on the public had its own set of challenges that come from various sectors. This taught her the importance of analysing, strategizing and executing as part of managing issues especially during crisis. She continued her work for President Yudhoyono in his capacity as Chairman of Democratic Party when his term ended, before decided to pursue her study in UK.
- Master of Science of Political Communication, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom– awardee of Indonesia Endowment Fund of Education Scholarship/LPDP (2016 – 2017).
- Bachelor of Political Science in Internal Relations, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia (2010-2014).
other team members
A journalist by trade, Rahmad’s deep passion in journalism sparked when he was still in high school, persevered at the university, and matured as it became his choice of career despite having obtained prestigious degree in aeronautics engineering from the University of Gadjah Mada.