About

Devin holds a Bachelor of Agriculture in Landscape Architecture from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Indonesia. She also pursued a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne, Australia, under an AusAid scholarship. Her areas of interests were climate change politics and policy, climate governance, development, environmental education, and sustainable cities and regions.

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2009, Devin was part of a team involved in the development of a grand strategy for the Millennium Challenge Corporation compact programme development in Jakarta. She then moved to Singapore to work as a Research Analyst at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Her research interests were mainly in food security, climate change and community empowerment; she was also fascinated by the concept of resilience thinking of social-ecological systems.

Devin worked with 350.org as Indonesia Campaigner. She was responsible for a people-powered campaign in Indonesia. She was also leading a global climate action in Indonesia in 2018 called Rise for Climate in which 76 organisations and communities in 19 cities demanded cleaner and renewable energy for Indonesia. Previously, Devin was also a Climate Change and Environment Advisor for GIZ, a German development agency, for Sustainable Urban Transport Improvement Project, assisting both national and local governments with planning for low emission urban transport system in Indonesia. 

In 2019, Devin started Catrescue.id, an initiative to rescue street cats in four cat colonies in Jakarta to Trap, Neuter and Spay program. She manages the website and social media platforms to get donations and share educational content. She has also contributed more of her time to build WordPress community, an open source platform, in Indonesia. Other than organizing WordCamp and WordPress Meetup, with around 45 organizers from across Asia, she is currently volunteering to organize WordCamp Asia, which will be held in Bangkok, 21-23 February 2020. She further works to improve Bahasa Indonesia translation for WordPress.org. Recently, Devin initiated PerempuanWP, to support more women to get involved in the Indonesian WordPress community.

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