Aditya Benyamin

Aditya Benyamin

Dual Degree student, Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability and the Master of Public Policy
University of Michigan
 
WILDRHINOS (Worldwide Innovative Learning Design for Reconciliation of Human Interests with Nature and Overexploited Species) 
Aditya Benyamin is a graduating Dual Degree student in the Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability and the Master of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Coming from the mega-biodiverse country of Indonesia, his academic and professional pursuits are in the intersection of education for sustainable development at the K-12 level and education policies in areas with high biodiversity. 
 
As a member of the WILDRHINOS project team, he focuses on building partnerships with NGOs especially in the Leuser Ecosystem of the Sumatra Island in Indonesia where endangered megafaunas including rhinos, elephants, tigers, and rhinos can be found and in dire need of more protection. The partnership launches further the development of educational materials based on the award-winning documentary, The Last Animals, to reach younger audiences at the K-12 level and across the globe. This builds on Aditya’s undergraduate background in psychology along with his experiences working with partners across Southeast Asia, as well as researching human-nature connections and the psychosocial impacts of natural disasters exacerbated by climate change.