Anindita earned a B.Sc. Marine Science from the University of Padjadjaran (UNPAD), Indonesia. After successfully completing MIP-2012, she joined MantaWatch as a Stakeholder Liaison Officer, and participated in MIP-2014 and MIP-2015 as a trainer and mentor. She was awarded a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) fellowship by the US State Department, and had the opportunity to discuss Southeast Asia’s environment and development issues with President Barak Obama. She received a Conservation Leadership Programme Future Conservationist Award to investigate Indonesia’s mobula ray fisheries, and helped to found the Independent Marine Protected Animals Community (IMPACT), an UNPAD student community for the discussion and advancement of marine conservation science and communication. Anindita is currently studying M.Sc. Marine Conservation Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.