Galuh holds a degree in Forest Conservation and Ecotourism from Bogor Agricultural University. She has been involved in conservation, advocacy, and communication since 2002. As an undergraduate she connected Indonesian students with various international institutions so that they could gain forestry experience from a world perspective. She served as the student delegate at various events including the United Nations Forum on Forest in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
More recently, Galuh worked as research assistant at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Forestry Officer at Tropenbos International Indonesia. In 2008, she joined Rare, an international conservation organization that specializes in locally-led behavior change initiatives to protect natural resources. In Indonesia, Galuh works to establish new programs and build partnerships at various levels. Galuh helped establish the Policy Department at Rare in Indonesia to advocate evidence-based policies at district, provincial, and national level. Realizing the impact of sustainable small-scale fisheries to the world and the people practicing it, Galuh is eager to learn more about coastal science and policy at UCSC, to share experience, and to find ways of applying this new knowledge when she is back in the field.