Dyah Ayu Kartika (Kathy) is an analyst for the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) Jakarta. Prior to that, she worked as researcher for The Center for The Study of Religion and Democracy (PUSAD Paramadina), Jakarta and the National Commission on Anti-Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan), Jakarta.

She received her Bachelor of Psychology from Universitas Indonesia and continued her study in Development Studies, majoring in Human Rights, Gender, and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspective in the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University.