has grown up in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. At the age of 14 she signed on for her first Tall Ship voyage and immediately fell in love with the life on board. Ever since, she has spent most of her summers sailing as a watchleader, mainly on the Swedish schooner T/S Kvartsita
, and a majority of the weekends during the winter doing maintenance work on ships. She has been involved as a board member of sail training organisations, is a founding member of the Swedish Sail Training alumni association and has initiated the project Scandinavian Sail Training, which aims to unite Swedish and Scandinavian Tall Ships and their crews to ensure greater exchange and cooperation. Her interest has affected her choices in life and she has attended a sailing college where two to three months each year are spent sailing on board the barque T/S Gunilla
. Having graduated in June 2010, she is now studying International Relations at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.