Defky was born in Bojonegoro, East Java. She lived with her grandmother in a small village for 14 years, since both of her parents moved to the city to find work. It was only after she graduated from junior high school that she could join her parents. Her father works in a concrete factory but his small income was not enough to pay for Defky to continue to go to college. Her mother works in a shoe factory with a monthly salary of IDR 600.000 (approx. US 40).
In 2017 Defky decided to take an English language course at Pare village for 4 months, returning home hoping to find a job. However, she was unable to find employment and rejected when she applied for a scholarship. But that didn’t keep Defky from trying even harder to look for other opportunities to break out of the negative spiral and that’s when she found out about BaliWISE. She is curious to learn about the world of tourism and she wants to gain experience in order to find a job in a field that she likes to make her parents proud of her.