Welcome to The Distillery, an online interview series hosted by Lee Shang Lun. Each half-hour episode is a livestreamed conversation that concentrates on the subject's unique perspective and expertise. The aim is to draw out simple ideas from deep discussion.
Ronja Sen is a young Australian-Indian woman living in Melbourne, Australia. She was born in India, has Indian heritage, and moved to Australia as a kid where her family became Australian citizens. Growing up with a different background to many of her classmates, Ronja became curious about culture – specifically identity. Having lived in PNG between India and Australia, Ronja notes that justice, opportunity, and political views are all subjective. These factors combined formed Ronja's appetite for people's stories, ethics and authenticity, leading her to study the law.
Her name means "colour and energy" in Sanskrit and her family's language of Bengali, and that's what Ronja likes to bring to the table.