Carrisa is a senior majoring in Social Research and Public Policy and minoring in Peace Studies at New York University Abu Dhabi. She is passionate about counterterrorism, law, and international security, having previously interned as a research analyst at Hedayah, a research center on counter-violent extremism in Abu Dhabi, and at the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York.
Aside from her academic interest, she was the President of ASEAN Community at NYU Abu Dhabi and she was involved in various leadership positions and volunteering activities at New York University. Carrisa has always been an avid public speaker, having represented Indonesia in Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, United States in 2014, Outstanding Students for the World program in London, United Kingdom in 2013, and at the World Schools Debating Championship in Antalya, Turkey, in 2013.
She is currently residing in the United Arab Emirates while trying to finish her dissertation (Capstone Project) regarding the homegrown radicalization of British Muslims. Carrisa is set to graduate in May 2018.
Follow her journey on instagram: @carrisatea