Born in 1962. Bavaria/Upper Franconia. Management Assistant for the Hotel Industry. Since 2005 studies of Economics (Hagen University). 1990-1996 Member of Vaterstetten City Council. 1990-2008 Member of the Bavarian Parliament. 1993-1998 Junior Minister for Education and Schools. 1998-2005 Bavarian State Minister for Education and Schools. 2006-2008 Member of Budget and Finance Committee. 1991-1992 Vice-chairwoman of the CDU-district Ebersberg. 1993-2003 Vice-chairwoman of the CSU. 2003-2004 Chairwoman of CSU Munich local party organisation. Since 2008 Vice-Chairwoman of the Friends of the Marianne Strauß Foundation. 1984-2011 patron of the multiple sclerosis assocition of Bavaria. Since 1984 Member of the foundation council of the foundation Pfennigparade. Bavarian Cross of Merit. Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon. MEP since 2009.