Win Listyaningrum obtained her BA from STAIN Salatiga (now IAIN Salatiga) in the English Department. She received a scholarship from Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry in collaboration with CIDA, McGill University, Canada for her masters degree on social work at the State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta that enabled her to conduct research on Yogyakarta earthquake victims in 2006. The victims were the residents of a Muhammadiyah male orphanage who suffered from the disaster that struck Yogyakarta in 2006. She then continued her masters degree again under the scholarship of the same ministry, majoring in English teaching and curriculum at Yogyakarta State University as she loves teaching. All the degrees she has achieved enabled her to teach at her undergraduate college at IAIN Salatiga. She is now a PhD candidate of American Studies at Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, undertaking research on identity negotiation of Indonesian Muslim female students in the United States. She is currently enrolled in the program Partnership in Islamic Education Scheme (PIES) at the Department of Political and Social Change at ANU in the 2019 group. Under the supervision of Sally White, Win will gather data from respondents in both the United States and in Australia, especially students who are pursuing master and PhD degrees in Australia after graduating from United States universities.