Welcome to The Conundrum Journal!

The name is Andhyta Firselly Utami and—for efficiency reasons—people call me Afu. I’m @Afutami on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Ask.fm, and pretty much everything else. I also took http://afuta.me for the pun of it.

As per updating this page, I’m halfway through finishing my journey as a public policy student at one of the oldest universities in the world. Four years ago, I graduated bachelor of social science in International Relations  and have since attempted to make my dent in forests, energy, and climate change issues by doing research with an environmental think tank. I have also been blessed to be surrounded by capable and intelligent people, with whom I tried to promote the relevance of politics for young people, which started because we co-founded this organization beforehand. At the moment, I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do after grad school.

Generally I would say that the blog contains premature hypotheses explaining not only how the world has been but also subjective ideas and/or sentiments on what it should be. It’s a synthesis of personal experiences that are important to me, of amateur bits of propositions that try to make a point but never really did. For my take on more contemporary and real-world issues, go to this page instead.

Thank you for being here.


One thought on “About

  1. Hi Afu,
    Found this blog after I googled your name. Got your name from your article “We Should All be a Minority, At Least Temporarily” on Magdalene, that I had clicked from my Facebook feed. I thought I should let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed reading that article and a couple of your blogs (“I-used-my-official-working-hours-to-read kind of enjoyment).
    I am Enny… an American citizen who will always be an Indonesian, who has lived in the US for over 13 years. I currently reside in Washington DC. Just like how you offered those readers who somehow find their way to Cambridge, I’d like to offer you the same, if you’re in town, let me show you some Indonesian hospitality “ala” Washington DC… or should it be some Washington DC hospitality “ala” Indonesian.. :)


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