Studied mathematics at the Karl Marx University in Leipzig
Initially worked for the East German state combine "VEB Carl Zeiss Jena" and then for the district council in Saalfeld. From 1992 - 2002 she worked as an account manager at HVB AG (eventually merged with the Bayerischen Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank AG). Subsequently worked as team manager of the "housing business" department at the Deutsche Kreditbank AG and in 2006 was promoted to manager of the public customers department.
In 2007 she joined the Thüringer Aufbaubank as director and manager of the recently created public customer department.