Frisca works as a researcher for the World Resources Institute (WRI) Foundation in Indonesia in social forestry. She uses her background in applied anthropology to help her have a better understanding of developmental work. Frisca is currently researching the level of women’s participation in managing social forestry. The research is expected to be a stepping stone for the organization to improve gender equality in forestry research. Additionally, she is co-developing research on community practices that contribute to deforestation rates in social forestry areas. Frisca was previously involved in a study examining women’s tenure security in an indigenous community in Riau province. Her prior work experience was in the development sector including non-profit work for street children and social assistance programs.