Born in Schwerte, a small city in North Rhine Westfalia in Germany. She studied teaching professions for German and Politics / History at the Freie Universität Berlin.
She worked as a teacher, Head of department for the Six Form A level section and Director of studies (Studiendirektorin) at a Further Education College. Since 2012 she has been a Professor in the teachers’ education at the FU Berlin (department: German didactic). Her focus is on training of becoming teachers’ students and on exploring literature with methods of socio-psychodrama.
She is also trained in coaching processes, mediation and got her degree in Psychodrama in Berlin. She was also trained by Monica Zuretti.