Kirana works as a Policy Specialist for Global Plastic Action Partnership where she parts of a global team and the Partnership in the implementation of the GPAP strategic plan to support the Indonesian government in achieving their target to reduce 70% of ocean plastic pollution by 2025. Particularly on leading the policy related analysis and stakeholder engagement with the broad community of government, corporate and nongovernmental organizations as well as colleagues across WRI and the World Economic Forum.

She has a scientific background in Marine Science and just finished her postgraduate program in September 2019 with Chevening Scholarship at University College London on Environment, Politics, and Society and researched on “Ocean Plastic, Politics of Scale and Indonesia’s National Plan of Action”.

In October 2019, she joined eXXpedition Round the World, an all-female crew sailing voyage and scientific research on the mission of ocean plastic pollution. She was humbled to become the first Indonesian woman joined a 2-weeks sailing expedition crossing the North Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth UK to Azores, Portugal and received a bursary from International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Before her postgraduate study, she was doing a United Nations-Nippon Fellowship program in 2018 at Division Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS) in New York City and continued with advance-research on ocean governance at Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) in Wollongong University, Australia. Also, she worked for nearly 3 years at a multilateral organization named Regional Secretariat of Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security in Indonesia, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries as a consultant assistant under work unit Coastal Community Development Project (CCDP/IFAD) for alternative sustainable livelihood, and Friends of the National Parks Foundation, a local conservation NGO focused on conservation and community development.

In her spare time, she loves to travel, yoga, being in the water (swimming or diving) and exploring local coffee shop.