Zaki is an experiential learning facilitator who specializes in cross-cultural understanding, service learning, and outdoor expedition. He guides students to experience and learn positive values from cultures other than their own, and in doing so helps students realize how they can bring about positive change in their community.
Prior to working in experiential learning, Zaki taught cross-cultural understanding at one of the top three universities in Indonesia. In this capacity, he also served as treasurer for five years and organized community service programs in four villages around Yogyakarta for two years.
Since walking away from his university job in 2014, Zaki has facilitated experiential learning programs in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and China with various organizations. He earned certifications in Wilderness First Aid in 2014 and Wilderness First Responder in 2016.
Zaki was born and grew up in Surakarta, Central Java. He subsequently lived in Yogyakarta for 10 years, only moving back to his home town in 2016. His native language is Javanese but he also speaks Indonesian and fluent English. He is a devout Muslim who prays 5 times a day and respects other religions. He believes that everyone in the world should have equal rights and equal access to education.