Ingrid studied educational and child psychology, and received her M.A. degree in 1996 at the University of Leiden. In 2001 Ingrid also received her PhD in Social Sciences. Ingrid also has experience as a preschool teacher in Jakarta.
Through her foundation Lestari Sayang Anak, Ingrid set up a small scaled orphanage. A structure like this allows for high quality care and individual attention for each child. The children do not get “lost in the crowd”. This individual approach makes it easier for the children to adapt to their environment. In addition, the unique qualities of each child will be recognized and met in a better way.