A PhD student in ethnomusicology, my work focuses on a style of traditional Indonesian music called kroncong and the way it intersects with national identity, gender, and nostalgia. My first exposure to this style of music was in 2014 when I spent a year living in Solo, Java with the support of a Darmasiswa scholarship. When I returned, I created a kroncong group called Rumput in collaboration with Dr. Andy McGraw, which performs internationally and collaborates with master artists from Java and Bali. In 2017, I returned to Java to study this music more deeply with the support of a Critical Language Enhancement Award and a Fulbright Student Research Fellowship. In 2022-2023, I look forward to returning to Solo to conduct my dissertation research with the support of a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award.