Cynthia Maharani (she/her) is a seasoned social scientist who specializes in forestry policy and governance, gender social inclusion, climate adaptation, and resilience. She currently leads the Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion Program for WRI Indonesia, overseeing the integration of GESI into the organization's programs on energy, low carbon, and resilient cities, climate, forest, and land use.  She holds a master's degree in public policy from Oregon State University and has worked with numerous organizations across various sectors, including non-profits and research institutes. 

As the Program Lead for Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion, Cynthia brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to their work. She has developed and implemented innovative programs that have had a transformative impact on communities, addressing issues such as gender equity, women empowerment, and the inclusion of marginalized groups in decision-making processes.

Cynthia is a dynamic leader who is skilled in building and managing diverse teams. She is committed to using their skills and expertise to create a more just and equitable world.

In her free time, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her rescued cat families.