Janis Argeswara, graduated in 2015

After graduated from Sekolah Pilar Indonesia in 2015, I continued my education in marine science from Universitas Udayana, Bali. I am currently continuing my education on a scholarship at the Department of Biology, Florida International University, USA.

I am passionate about ocean and its creatures. I concern about conservation and take action to protect ocean life. I am a Project Leader at Marine Megafauna Foundation, where I conduct and assist marine science and conservation in Bali. I focus on manta rays, sea turtles, and microplastics. My work involves conducting field surveys, lab work, as well as time in the office managing, processing and analysing data, and writing scientific papers.

I attended Sekolah Pilar Indonesia from Primary to High School. In addition to academic learning, Sekolah Pilar Indonesia taught me life skills, explored my curiosity and my interest in science. One of the programmes that I found most useful in my life is the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. I understand the importance of these habits in managing my time and being responsible.