|Current Position (s)||Chairholder at German Bundestag|
|Birth Date||December 15, 1955|
|Location||Constituency 081: Berlin-Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany|
Born on 15 December 1955 in Recklinghausen/NRW; married. Studied social work and law.1977 to 1979 social worker at the Berlin-Tegel Prison. 1985 second state examination and admission as a lawyer.
Since 1979 member of the Alternative List Berlin; 2000 to 2001 party chairwoman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen; 1989 to 2000 member of the Berlin House of Representatives; 1989 to 1990 and 1998 to 2000 parliamentary party chairwoman of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.
Member of the Bundestag since 2002; 2001 to 2005 Federal Minister of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture; October 2005 to 2013 Chairwoman of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group; 2014 to 2017 Chairwoman of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection in the German Bundestag.
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Berliner AIDS-Hilfe e.V.; Honorary Member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the International Angelo Roncalli Committee; Member of the Board of the Förderkreis politische Rhetorik und Kommunikation; Honorary Member of the Interessengemeinschaft für gesunde Lebensmittel; Member of the German Academy for Football Culture, the German Association of Women Lawyers, the Dr. Hauschka Community, Slow Food and the Association of Defense Attorneys; member of the Board of Trustees of the Stiftung Telefonseelsorge Berlin and the Board of Trustees of the Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin; member of the Advisory Board of Marktwächter Digitale Welt; member of the National Campaign Committee of the No Hate Speech Movement DE.