Ari joined the British Council Indonesia in mid 2006 and since then she has been developing and managing various programmes in areas such as: Social Entrepreneurship, Green Economy and Eco-Entrepreneurship, Good Governance, Community Development, Sustainability and Climate Change. Before joining the British Council, Ari worked at the World Bank (2005 - 2006) as a Social Development Specialist conducting researches, monitoring projects, managing a trust fund and writing publications. Previously she worked also in development area as a Social Development consultant for KDP (Kecamatan Development Program –now the programme named PNPM)- a World Bank funded Poverty Alleviation Programme in Rural Areas (2001- mid 2004).
Ari started her career as a journalist, working for Voice of America after she graduated from University of Indonesia in 1998 where she received a bachelor degree in Mass Communications. She was one of Indonesia Youth Delegates for the Youth Conference on Social Development (1998) in Japan implemented by JICA. Ari holds a Master Degree (MA) in International Relation and Development Studies from School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK funded by British Chevening Award (2004-2005). Ari is a Lead Fellow with learning focus on Green Economy.
Her area of interest is Community Development and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development, and Good Governance.