Eva Sundari develops interest on development issues. Eva chose to enter the Economics Department at Faculty of Economic, Airlangga University, Surabaya. Then she continued to study at the Hague for MA. in Politics of Alternative Development Strategy in 1996 and M.Sc. in Economics and Development Economics at University of Nottingham, UK in 2000.
From 1997 to 2004, Eva conducted numerous research works focused on gender mainstreaming and women empowerment. She also wrote number of training modules on pro-poor and gender responsive budget advocacies as well as various articles on gender issues in newspaper.
As a member of parliament since 2004, Eva became one legal drafter of several bills such as, among others: anti- discrimination based on races and ethnicity, ombudsman law, and Indonesian workers in abroad.