Niomi earned her B.Sc. Marine Science from the University of Padjadjaran. After successfully completing MIP-2014, she joined MantaWatch as the Education and Research Coordinator, and participated in MIP-2015 and MIP-2016 as a trainer and mentor. She has worked as a communication intern for the International Pole and Line Foundation, where she helped to communicate and promote Indonesia’s ecologically and socially sustainable pole-and-line tuna fisheries. She was awarded a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) fellowship by the US State Department, and is currently developing a project to investigate fishing gear modifications and mobulid ray bycatch reduction within Indonesia’s small-scale fisheries.