As an alumni of Post Graduate (Ph.D) scholarship program from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education’s at School of Design, Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, her research interests were related to innovation, design thinking, social entrepreneurship, ethical business practices and sustainable living and compassionate design. Furthermore, her research was focus on the design development processes and design collaboration, especially in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) business sustainability. Her expertise is including 30 years of experiences as a professional career in overall interior design business, such as design consultant, design contractor, retail, procurement, property management, and business development. She is also involved as one of assessor team for Indonesia Creative City/Regencies Evaluation Program from BEKRAF (Indonesia Creative Economy Agency) and team member of the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy’s craft sector networking ecosystem program.
In the area of social activities, she focuses on the advancement of character education for children (such as talented children, marginal children and children with special needs). She has also engaged in empowering women and improving the added value of local products from MSME’s. Therefore, she has initiated and organized the Indonesia Kids Fair event (2009 and 2010), Indonesia Kids and Youth Fair (2012) which received support from the Ministry of Education and Culture, business, community, academics and the media. Through the above social activities and global issues’ concerns, she is now a member of the Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), which is Indonesia’s representative for the United Nation Global Compact (UNGC), a United Nations organization committed to the achievement of the 17th Principles of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).