A PhD student in ethnomusicology, my work focuses on a style of traditional Indonesian music called keroncong and the way it intersects with national identity 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 keroncong group called Rumput in collaboration with Dr. Andrew 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. I have presented my work at the 5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on the Performing Arts of Southeast Asia 2018 and the Fulbright Student Enrichment Conference 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.