Dita joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in March 2020. Dita was previously with the Victorian Department of Education and Training in Melbourne, Australia, where she worked on a large-scale reform of the kindergarten sector.
Dita has managed the development of classroom and learning measurements for an Australian government-funded education program to identify successful innovative approaches in Indonesian classrooms. She is a mixed-method policy researcher and has worked on a range of education research projects, covering the formal and non-formal sectors and ranging from early years to higher education, in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mexico, the Philippines and Ethiopia. This experience includes five years with the Australian Council for Educational Research.
Dita holds an MA in Education and Economics from Columbia University and a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University.