Alana Tolman is an Asian Studies graduate from the Australian National University and a current Darmasiswa Scholar at Universitas Negeri Medan.

She spent 2015 as the New Colombo Plan fellow in Brunei - studying at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and interning with the Brunei Law Society. She represented Australia at the 2015 ASEAN+ Youth Leaders Summit.

Her areas of interest include student mobility (particularly in the Indo-Pacific), cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia and society and culture in Brunei Darussalam.