• Master of Environmental Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan - 2016
  • Bachelor of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia - 2012

Desi has previously worked at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, at Universitas Gadjah Mada, a top three university in Indonesia as Assistant Professor.

She has been awarded numerous scholarships during her studies from Bachelor to PhD level in 4 different universities, including Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia), Yamagata University (Japan), Hokkaido University (Japan), and currently The University of Queensland.