Rangimaria completed her internship at Motu Research in early 2023.
Rangimaria Aperahama worked with Izi Sin looking at the predictive factors for intimate partner violence perpetration and the relationship of intimate partner violence perpetration to colonisation and shame. She co-won the 2021 Motu Research Āheitanga Thesis scholarship.
Rangimaria intends to begin a PhD in mid-2023 extending her research into Māori economic approaches. She completed her Honours degree in Economics at Massey University Auckland in 2021. Her honours dissertation looked at distribution in the Māori Economy, comparing current distribution with optimal distribution defined by Māori values and historical reports of Māori economy. Before this, she completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and Social Policy.