Olivia D. Purba received her bachelor degree in International Relations from University of Indonesia (2010). During her study, she was awarded Peace Scholarship to study abroad in Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and selected as the participant for Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) Program on Global Environmental Issues in the University of Montana, U.S.A. Following her graduation, she worked for nearly two years in the National Council of Climate Change Indonesia. At present, she works in the new School of Government and Public Policy in Jakarta. She is a recepient of the 2013 Australia Awards Scholarship and nominated for the 2014 Australian Leadership Awards.