Studied social pedagogy and to commence with worked in youth work and youth education. Since 2003 she has been working in part-time employment at the association Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. (Women helping Women e.V.) and in adult education. In 2008 she joined the Greens Party and was elected to the City Council, where today she is the deputy leader. Since July 2017 she has been working on the supervisory board at BioPark Regensburg GmbH.