Regista graduated from the Department of Biology, Hasanuddin University in 2008. After graduating, Regista volunteered at MAP Indonesia and was appointed as Ecology Consultant. After MAP Indonesia transformed into Blue Forests Foundation, Regis worked as a Project Officer in the Coastal Ecosystem Resilience program that took place at Tanakeke. Regis also served as the Site Coordinator at Asmat, Papua for the USAID LESTARI program and as the Mangrove Restoration Officer in Demak, Central Java for the Building with Nature program. Apart from having the ability to organize mangrove monitoring activities and other activities with the local community, Regis can also be relied on as a volunteer coordinator for the Blue Forests.