Fanika Lukačević was born in 1995 in Nova Gradiška (Croatia), where she finished primary and secondary school. In 2014, she enrolled in the study of mechanical engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb (UNIZAG-FSB). She obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2017. and graduated in 2020 with a master's degree in mechanical engineering with the specialization in Product Design and Development. For excellence in education during the undergraduate part of the study, she was awarded the UNIZAG-FSB "Davorin Bazjanac" award. During her graduate studies, she worked at Hilti AG (Schaan, Liechtenstein) as part of an industrial internship; six months in the logistics department (Schaan, Liechtenstein) and seven months in the IT department (Buchs, Switzerland). She spent five months on a student exchange at Luleå Technical University (Luleå, Sweden). She was awarded the Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb for individual scientific work in the interdisciplinary field of research "Impact of virtual environment immersion on design understanding during a design review".
Since July 2020, she has been employed at the Department of Design and Product Development (UNIZAG-FSB).