Born and raised in Indonesia, Wikke has a Bachelor of Engineering. She also completed a Masters of Civil Engineering, specialising in water management, at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Both of her Bachelor and Masters research projects focused on safe drinking water access and simple water treatment technologies in remote communities in Thailand and Laos.
Wikke has also worked as a project engineer with an international consultancy in Jakarta on water supply, stormwater and wastewater projects. Wikke is part of a PhD cohort at the Monash Sustainability Institute, and part of the AIC Urban Water Cluster team.