Risko obtained her MSc degree in Environmental science from Addis Ababa University in 2011. Her BSc degree is in Environmental health science from Jimma University in 2007.
Risko has begun her career as Environmental health professional at Black Lion Hospital protecting the public health through promoting infection prevention.
After her second degree, she worked in an international NGO based in Addis Ababa for five years focused on improving the livelihood of the rural people by providing fuel-efficient cook stoves, improve their access to and use of renewable energy (such as biofuel, biogas, solar energy) available in their vicinity.
Risko joined Vita in March 2021 as Community led learning project leader at Arba Minch. Her responsibility is to lead an innovative programme of community-led, social research closely linked to fuel-efficient cook stoves adoption programme.
Risko’s professional interest is working with rural communities in Ethiopia particularly in the context of women, water, health, poverty and climate change. Risko is married and mother of two daughters.