Zaskia Putri was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. She obtained her LL.B from the University of Indonesia. After graduating, she interned at a litigation law firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before continuing her career as an associate attorney at a corporate law firm in Jakarta.

Zaskia migrated to Seattle to pursue her LL.M at the University of Washington. During her time at the University of Washington, she interned with the UW School of Law Moderate Means Program. Her focus was on helping low income clients resolve legal issues related to family law, landlord-tenant law, and bankruptcy law. Zaskia also clerked for King County Superior Court Judge John Ruhl. Her duties while a court clerk included dependency mediation and assisting the judge with his civil court docket duties.

Zaskia is fluent in Bhasa Indonesia. She is admitted to practice law in Indonesia and is pending admission in Washington.