Born in Nürnberg/Germany. Married, one child. Education in hospitality sector. Political Scientist. Living in Belgium since 1997. Different functions in the European Parliament in areas like employment and social affairs, asylum and migration, equal opportunities and gender equality. Politically, socially and culturally active since the 1990s with Amnesty International (Chairwomen AI Germany from 2001-2004), Parents Association of the European School IV (President from 2009-2012), Musicalia in Asse (next production Pippin) Member of Volt and Co-city lead of Volt Brussels since 2023.

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