Niken is a senior researcher specializing in quantitative methodology. She is highly skilled in data analysis and using statistical software, such as STATA. Niken also has expertise in impact evaluation of public policy, development of household survey, and the use of econometrics for policy analysis. She is responsible for leading several household surveys carried out by SMERU.
Niken holds a master's degree in economics and public policy from Sciences Po, and an undergraduate degree in economics from Universitas Indonesia.