Anibeth Desierto has a Masters in Education (Language & Literacy) from Deakin University, an Honours degree in Asian Studies (Political Economy) from Murdoch University and a BA (Politics and History) from Curtin University. She is a course writer and has assisted in teacher training. She has been lecturing in essential academic skills for first year Criminology and has been unit coordinator for the unit's internal and online versions at Edith Cowan University. Currently based at Curtin University, she is teaching academic writing and developing a unit on the university's academic pathway program. Anibeth has also taught Englihs to international and local students for over 18 years in Australia and overseas, including the University of Western Australia and private institutions in Sydney and Asia.