Athalia is a content coordinator for Asia Pacific Week 2015 who is currently undertaking a Master of Arts (Asia Pacific Studies) on a scholarship from the ANU Korean Institute. She completed her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Asian Studies (Korean) at the ANU in 2013, of which she spent two years in South Korea. During her time in Korea, she taught English for a year, as a government scholar, via the Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program. She was also an exchange student on scholarship from Yonsei University and the Australia-Korea Foundation.
In addition to being on the Asia Pacific Week Committee, Athalia is currently an intern at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Her academic interests revolve around language politics and when she is not busy with academic life, she enjoys catching up with friends, listening to music and baking.