Gopiga holds a multidisciplinary Master’s degree in Asian Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva. During her studies, she spent a semester at the Faculty of International Studies at Renmin University in Beijing, China. Afterwards, she wrote her thesis on the Belt and Road Initiative and its impact in Eurasia, focusing on Sino-Russian and Sino-Indian relations. Besides her studies, Gopiga has been involved in several associations and NGOs. Since February 2022, she is co-responsible for the Asia Programme of foraus.