Graduated in economics (diploma) after studying in Tübingen and at the TU Berlin.
Professional experiences as journalist
(Rheinpfalz, Schwäbisches Tagblatt, Tübingen)
and editor (taz, FU Berlin),
as associate for labour markets research
(WZB Berlin, scientific centre for social research),
education for adults
(studies further education in journalism, FU Berlin)
and since 1990 representative of research management and public relations at the WZB.
Different courses of further education in professional group analysis, group dynamics in professional groups, apprenticeship- and organisational development (Triangel-Institut Berlin).
Political Experience at the Alternativen Liste Berlin (today the party Die Grünen),
citizens’ involvement amongst others at the AnwohnerInnengruppe Lausitzer Platz in Berlin-Kreuzberg.