Outstanding Student Profile: Shabrina Nida Al Husda

July 1, 2016 8:24 am

By: Mandala Ajie

Translation : Tina Lusiany

Shabrina al Husda is a microbiology student class of 2013 who has a lot of achievement both in national and international level. Shabrina, as her friends call her, is an outstanding student from SITH on 2013 and on fourth rank Outstanding Student at ITB on the same year. These achievements were accomplished because of her intelligence on academic area and her success on building environment bank (bank lingkungan) at guided village Cikahuripan, Lembang. Currently, Shabrina is joining student exchange program for a full year at Kanazawa University, Japan.

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Shabrina undergoing exchange on Japan

Shabrina was born at November 22, 1992 at Jakarta. After completed her secondary education at SMAN 14 Jakarta, Shabrina decided to continue her study at ITB. Her passion on environment and nature-connected matter caused Shabrina to choose SITH ITB as a place for her to get her bachelor’s degree. When TPB term is over, Shabrina decided to seize Microbiology Department. She chose to enroll Microbiology Department for several reasons. First, Shabrina thinks lessons learned in microbiology are applicative and could be used for her development in the future. Second, she is interested to observed microbes which, she thinks, is quite magic like because microbes cannot be seen with bare eyes yet have a great role on nature. Her curiosity onto microscopic matters putting living things together such as DNA was also a driving reason for Shabrina to study microbiology.


During her study in microbiology, Shabrina has some applicative projects. On 2013, Shabrina and several other students from ICDC (Innovation for Community Development Center) has run Desa Inovasi Mandiri (DIM) program at Cikahuripan Village, Lembang. DIM is a program aimed to build a reference village which can be used as a model for other village in Indonesia and become a reference for other villages outside Indonesia. Development of Desa Inovasi Mandiri was conducted at four main aspects: construction of economy, health, environment, and education. Shabrina was appointed to be head of environment construction project at DIM Cikahuripan.


AS a head of environment construction project, Shabrina planned several programs at Cikahuripan Village such as Innovative Environment Bank (Bank Lingkungan Inovatif), Creative House (Rumah Kreatif), Waste Management Laboratory (Laboratorium Pengelolaan Sampah), and Bank Sampah Keliling/ Bankeling. At Innovative Environment Bank, waste and sewage of the village was processed and recycled to become useful items. Items produced by Innovative Environment Bank including handicraft from plastic waste and compost fertilizer. Innovative Environment Bank program aimed at high targets, to create a zero-waste management in Cikahuripan Village. Shabrina’s paper about Innovative Environment Bank program has helped her to achieve several awards, some of them was granted fund from Program Hibah Bina Desa in amount of 45 million rupiahs for program implementation, being a delegation at MITI Awards, participants on International University Exchange Seminar program held by ITB and Toyohashi University of Technology, and became fourth rank of ITB Outstanding Student on 2013.  Cikahuripan Village guided by Shabrina and friends was visited by exchange students joining AIESEC program.

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Product of Innovative Environment Bank

At the end of 2013, Shabrina decided to join student exchange program for a year in Kanazawa University.  She joined exchange program for several reasons. First, she felt by undergoing exchange and journey to various part of the world; she could be more grateful for God’s blessing given to her. With her journey, she realized how small she is in the front of The Creator of All. Second, she wanted to extend her undergraduate (S1) study. For that reason, she endeavors to get as much experience as she can by extending her undergraduate study.


At Kanazawa University, Shabrina participated in a lecture about Japanese culture. She also has a chance to involve in a research regarding bioaerosol. Her research is done under guidance of Professor Kobayashi and the research becomes topic for her final paper, which was titled Study on Microbial Diversity of Tropospheric Bioaerosol over the Dunhuang city, China, during Asian Desert dust event, using Next Generation Sequencing Analysis and 16s rDNA Cloning Methods.

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Shabrina and her friends and also her professor at Kanazawa University.

When asked about her impression during studying on Microbiology Department at ITB, Shabrina gave very inspiring answer. She said, even though undergraduate study in microbiology is really tiring, all these tiredness conquered by her amazement towards lesson and knowledge learned on courses. Though doing experiment in the laboratory for days is really tiring and time consuming, she did not regret it. A lot of experiment and classes she attended made Shabrina realize that her knowledge is still a few. So, she felt she had to dig more and more knowledge every day.

This is the story of Shabrina Nida Al Husda, Outstanding Student from ITB. Hopefully her story can inspire other students to vigorously producing and digging knowledge. (MA)