Born in Nettetal, NRW in 1975. Grew up in a village in Croatia. At the age of ten, during the war in Yugoslavia, she went to Vienna with her father and spent her youth there. After receiving training as a retail-sales person, her life's journey brought her to Germany. Since 1995 she has lived with her family in Heidelberg. In March 2017 she started work in the office of Karl-Martin Dietz at the Hardenberg Institute.