Born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. Sole trader in fair trade. Following that studies in languages, economics and cultural studies at the Universities of Passau, London and Granada. From 1999 to 2001 assistant in the dance and theatre project and the daily open-air program of cultural events at the Expo 2000 in Hanover. In 2002 freelance work in various projects for the Federal Acency of Civic Education in Bonn. From 2003, Project Manager of relations.