Fikri completed his undergraduate degree in May of 2009, majoring in Communications Studies in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Gadjah Mada University. In 2006, during his involvement with the Peace Generation Community, which has been working in cooperation with the American Friend Service Committee (AFSC), an American NGO, he became a guest speaker at The International Peace Issue Training in Bangkok, Thailand.
He was also awarded with The Peace Scholarship Program in 2008 by IDP Australia which allowed him to study at University of Canberra for one semester; his previous employment as a mobile content developer for Detik.com brings substantial professional experience to his current hobbies on internet. He calls himself a simple social butterfly as he frequently engages in social media such as blogs and micro blogging. He used to work for ACICIS (Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies) as a Program Assistant and had worked for United Nations Volunteers (UNV) as a national coordinator for the International Year of Volunteers+10. In May 2011, he also actively participated in UNV regional summit in Manila, Philippines.
In addition to his leadership roles and social media engagement, he is also registered as an active member both in online and social communities such as Blogger Community of Kopdar Jakarta, Wong Kito Blogger Community, Cah Andong Blogger Community, Couchsurfing, Fiksimini Twitter Group, Rotaract Club Semanggi, and Gerakan Indonesia Berkibar. He worked together within these communities to conduct a variety of events such as a Blogger Party, International Peace Camp, workshops, community services, Fiksimini TweetUp and many more.
Furthermore, his active involvement in Rotaract Club of Semanggi Jakarta has given him, again, another international exposure when he visited Istanbul, Turkey for Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2012. Recently in June 2013, he was invited by US Embassy to participated in Global Service Leaders’ Inspiring a Culture of Service program in the US for two weeks. He met a lot of wonderful people in volunteerism and service-work in Indianapolis and Chicago as well as joined in an international conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington D.C.
After working for 2 years at Digital and Social Media Department of Putera Sampoerna Foundation, Fikri was awarded with LPDP Full Scholarship and enabled him to continuing his study at The Graduate School of Communication, The University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After completing his thesis entitled Social Media Use and Civic Engagement among Emerging Adults, Fikri returned to Indonesia in summer 2016 and immediately became a travel and social media consultant for the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia as well as worked as a digital marketing consultant for MEKAR (Sampoerna Wirausaha). However, since January 2016, Fikri has been joining Bukalapak-one of leading e-commerce companies in Indonesia as Head of Community Management. Along with his team at Bukalapak community management division, he is now working on small-medium enterprises (SMEs) community development programs. Aside of working fulltime for Bukalapak, he also spares his time to teach marketing communication subject at London School of Public Relations, Jakarta.
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