Ma'rifatul Amalia is a Research Associate at J-PAL Southeast Asia (SEA). She is working on a project on seasonal migration in Indonesia. She received her master's of science in economics, specializing in public economics and development economics, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was awarded the Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) scholarship.
Prior to joining J-PAL SEA in 2017, Ma'rifatul worked as research assistant at Advisory Team for Fiscal Decentralization in Kementerian Keuangan as part of the Republic of Indonesia's Ministry of Finance, as a research assistant at the Institute for Social and Econmics Research (LPEM) of FEB University of Indonesia, and as a junior researcher at Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF), Jakarta. She speaks Indonesian, English, and conversational Spanish.