I have worked as a lecturer at the Department of English Education of the University of Palangka Raya since 2013. I was an English teacher at a high school in a remote area far from the capital for a year (2000-2001) before working as a researcher in the language field at Balai Bahasa Provinsi Kalimantan Tengah (Badan Bahasa Kemdikbud) from 2001 to 2013. I completed my bachelor’s degree in English education from the University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia in 1997. Then, I was awarded a StuNed scholarship in 2008 by Nuffic NESO Indonesia to attain my master degree in linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherland. My research interests are sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, English language teaching, and lexicography.
Apart from teaching on campus, I also do care of vernacular languages since Indonesia has abundant its local languages.
For that reason, I am a founder of a non-profit organization named “Center for Vernacular and Cultural Studies” as one of the joint efforts of the local government to participate in preserving language and culture in Central Kalimantan through research and documentation of maintaining vernaculars and local wisdom which have become cultural treasures in the heart mainland of Borneo.