Research and Program Assistant

Krystal Hartig

Krystal Hartig is a Research and Program Assistant at the Perth USAsia Centre. She is responsible for assisting in the development of major research projects and  the delivery of the Centre's programs and events. She was also responsible for providing direct assistance to His Excellency, The Honourable Kim Beazley, AC, prior to him undertaking the role of Governor of Western Australia.

Krystal has a Master of International Affairs (2016) from the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Asian Studies and Politics & International Studies (2014) from Murdoch University.

Prior to the Perth USAsia Centre, she has held a number of leadership roles including Perth Branch Director at Young Australians in International Affairs, Vice-President of Education at Willetton Toastmasters, Youth Governor at the Western Australian YMCA Youth Parliament and President of the Murdoch-Japan Relief Association coordinating a university based relief effort in response to the 2011 Fukushima Disaster.

When not working in the Centre, Krystal volunteers on the Australia-Japan Society of Western Australia. She also regularly trains for marathon events.