Komang Arnawa: Gentle Giant of Balinese Bodybuilding

Komang Arnawa rose to fame in the international bodybuilding arena, twice winning the highest honor in the sport as Pro World Champion in 2004 and 2005. He was crowned champion of his last six successive competitions, becoming one of the youngest ever to compete and currently remains undefeated as a top drug free bodybuilder. Komang holds degrees in Advanced […]

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Dr. Hendry Luis: AIDS Prevention in Bali by Bill Dalton

Dr. Hendry Luis was born and grew up in Medan, North Sumatra. He attended Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta where he graduated in 2008 with a degree in medicine and a specialization in STDs and HIV. His first job was at Bhakti Ibu Mother and Children Hospital in Yogyakarta. In 2009, Dr. Hendry moved to Bali and worked at the Anggrek Clinic inUbud and […]

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Bryan Stewart: Startup Consultant by Bill Dalton

Bryan Stewart was born in Vermont. From 1996 to 2000 he attended Grinnell, a small liberal arts college in Iowa. Bryan graduated from Tufts University in Boston in 2007 with a degree in international business and finance. His first job out of college was as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria. Before starting his career […]

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Reggy Widjaya: Jakartan Architect

Reggy Widjaya was born and grew up in Semarang, Central Java. After earning a degree in architecture at Tarumanagara University in 1994 and a Masters in architecture at Khatolieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, he worked for 20 years in the field. In 1997, Reggy and three other architects took over a friend’s garage and established TETRA (“four” in Greek) that grew into an award-winning architectural […]

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Rima Agustina: Saving the Bali Starling

Rima Agustina was born and brought up in Bandung, West Java. An avid nature lover, she was a member of bird watching clubs in high school and university. In 2008, Rima earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and in 2016 her Master of Science Degree in Bio-management at the prestigious Bandung Institute of Technology. Rima […]

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Sri Purna Widari: Labor Activist

Sri Purna Widari was born in Denpasar. From an early age, her parents prioritized her education. She studied English literature at Udayana University’s extension program, graduating in 2007. Sri won the Bali Tourism Ambassador award in 2006. Sri has worked as a sales executive, translator and interpreter, freelance real estate broker, recruiter in an employment […]

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Pak Gede: Sustainable Coffee

Pak Gede, known to his friends as Parjo, was born in Galiukir village in Pupuan in 1975 to traditional coffee farmer parents. Parjo was traditionally schooled in Tabanan until 19 years of age.  In 1992, he left for Yogyakarta to attend college but returned to Bali in 1993 to pursue job opportunities. Through the years, he […]

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Soemantri Widagdo: Promoter of Balinese Artists

Soemantri Widagdo was born in Pekalongan on the north coast of Java and his family moved to Jakarta when he was three. He was brought up a Catholic and was deeply influenced by Christ’s teachings. After graduating in 1974 from the Jesuit’s Kanisius College in Jakarta, Soemantri went on to receive a Bachelors in Chemical […]

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Kim Patra: Community Health Specialist

Kim Patra has spent the best part of her adult years in Bali. Educated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South Australia, she is a qualified nurse, midwife and hypnotherapist and a registered member of I.B.I., the Association of Indonesian Midwives. Kim played a crucial role in assisting victims of the Bali Bombing in October […]

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David S. Abraham: Co-Working Space Founder

David Abraham’s career has gone from the White House to Wall Street, from a Lithuanian regional government to running an international NGO based in Uganda. Most recently, he wrote an award-winning book, The Elements of Power, that looks at our future resource needs in a green economy. David is also a senior fellow at a think […]

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