Dorothy was born in Pekanbaru Riau and spent her first 18 years in her hometown. She received a partial Chevron REACH International scholarship while studying at INTI International University College, Malaysia. She also did an exchange study programme at Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden under Linneus Palma full scholarship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Currently Dorothy is doing her Master in Development Management at the London School of Economics under LPDP Scholarship. As a traveler, Dorothy loves to learn languages. Besides Indonesian and English, she has a fair knowledge in French, Dutch, and basic Swedish.