Dr. Juliana Wijaya is a lecturer at UCLA and teaches at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC). She established and expanded the Indonesian language program at UCLA. The courses she teaches include introductory, intermediate and advanced Indonesian. Dr. Wijaya has done research, presented and published in the fields of second and heritage language pedagogy and acquisition, discourse analysis, and corpus linguistics. She received her BA in English from Petra Christian University, Indonesia, her MA in linguistics from the University of Oregon, and PhD in applied linguistics from UCLA. Currently Dr. Wijaya is the president of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages, and the Indonesian Studies Coordinator at the UCLA CSEAS.