Despite the humble background of her family, the immense love and faith that her family have taught and shown managed to bring her to one of the most prestigious highschool in Gorontalo, MAN Insan Cendekia, in another part of Indonesia. Based on her dedication to her family, Saras came back to North Sumatra after high school and now is attending the University of North Sumatera. Her dream to revive the glory of Indonesian forest has been her reason to choose forestry as her major, and she believes that through tumultuous learning and devotion, the knowledge that she attain from her study can be applied and will be useful to improve Indonesian forest conditions.
Saras is also active in various student organizations, such as “Rain Forest” a forum that focuses on forest education topic (as the secretary of the R&D division), JIMMKI that are doing research on the forest, Al-Baytul Jaar BKM an on-campus missionary body (as the secretary of the woman group division) and “Ecofor” - forestry club (as treasury).
Saras is also actively involved in several research programs and continuously submit scientific papers based on the research. She has interests in public speaking and education therefore she is also involved in various campus events and became the MC (master of ceremony) of the events. Saras is also volunteering to teach children in local dormitory and became a teaching assistant at her university. Last August 16th-18th, Saras and few her colleagues from OIC, SALi and other volunteers worked together and managed the “Orangutan Festival 2019” Bukit Barisan Forest National Park, Berastagi, the first orangutan-centric event that has been pioneered by millenials. Saras is also the running top achiever student in her faculty and her essay about conservation of the orangutan recently won the national competition conducted by her university. She believes that being one of Orangutan Caring Scholarship recipients, she would be able to contribute more and directly into the orangutan conservations
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