Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party of Germany
Abitur (advanced matriculation examination), 1969. Universities of Oldenburg and Göttingen. First state examination for elementary school teachers, 1972.
College of Education, Niedersachsen, Diplompadagogin (Diploma of Education), 1977. University of Göttingen, Doctor Phil. (Doctor of Philosophy), 1983.
Spoken languages: English.
Sub-district chairman, Working Group of Social Democratic Women, since since 1990. Member of district Executive Committee, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) in Hannover since since 1987. Deputy sub-district chairman, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) in Northeim/Einbeck, since 1983.
Member of Bundestag for NortheimOsterode, since 1987. President, Committee on Women and Youth in the Bundestag. Education officer, rural adult education, 1973.
Scientific employee, Parity Education Establishment, 1973-1976. Education officer, Residential Adult Education College Jagerei Hustedt, 1976-1979. Education officer. Residential Adult Education College Mariaspring, 1980-1987.
Member of Working Group New Education. Member of Gewerkschaft Erziehung and Wissenschaft (GEW, Trade Union for Education and Science).