Head of Research, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies

Felippa Amanta is the Head of Research at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS), spearheading CIPS’ research activities. Her own research focuses on food security and trade. Previously, Felippa conducted and published policy research with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at University of California, Berkeley. When she returned to Indonesia, she then worked at the Women and Youth Development Institute of Indonesia in Surabaya.

She received her Bachelor in Sociology degree from University of California, Berkeley, followed by Master of Public Administration from the Australian National University, both with high distinction. She was selected as one of Indonesia’s Future Leaders by the British Council in 2017 and completed the policy and leadership training from University of Cambridge.