Trisia Bantacut

Finance and Administration Specialist

As finance and administration specialist, Bantacut works closely with TUIV’s Director of Finance, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director to ensure that the TUIV office maintains rigorous financial systems, efficient administration, and smooth operations. Prior coming to TUIV, she worked for almost 7 years at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center, first as Program Coordinator for HKS Indonesia Program, then as Financial and Administrative Associate for the Vietnam and Myanmar Programs. Bantacut first came to the United States in 2004 through a Fulbright scholarship under the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program for Indonesian Language at the John Hopkins University’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. When the tsunami hit Aceh, Indonesia, she worked for several years with local and international organizations in the post natural disaster humanitarian efforts. Bantacut graduated with honors from the Teachers’ Training School at Syiah Kuala University, Aceh, Indonesia, majoring in English. When not in office, she enjoys time with her family and cooking. She can be reached at

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