Ratu Eqivalen is an 18-year-old girl, born and raised in Indonesia. However, in 2017 She moved to Istanbul as she got a fully funded scholarship to study in Turkey. Currently, she is studying International Relations at Istanbul University.
Ratu has an excellent public speaking and critical thinking ability. During her time in senior high school, she was a member of the debate club. She joined numerous debate competitions and was able to grab the winner title for 13 competitions. Not only that, her strong passion for politics and conflict resolutions makes her active in various social movements. In 2016 she was one of the Indonesian Representatives for Indonesia-US Youth Leadership Program in Washington D.C. It was a one-month program and fully funded by US Department of State. Through that program, she developed her leadership skill and knowledge about gender equality, justice, tolerance, and sustainable development. Later on, in the mid of 2017, she went to New York City to attend YLA Program. It was a fully funded conference by MCW.
In her spare time, Ratu loves to do activities that have meaning and positive impact on her community. Mainly she does volunteering and writing. She has her own blog page where she shares her life experiences and inspirational stories. Through her blog, she aims to be as an impactful as possible to others.