Born in Wil, Switzerland, graduated 1974 with an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Eastern European History, and Political Sciences from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.
Worked on a special project to promote multicultural library services to children of guest workers in Europe at the International Youth Library.
Married a Canadian librarian and immigrated to Toronto in 1979. Worked as teaching assistant for the Slavic Department at the University of Toronto and on other part time jobs. Received a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in 1989. Has been working as librarian for Toronto Public Library since 1990, focusing on traditional and electronic multilingual services as well as selection of Russian and German library materials
Member of the Ontario Library Assosiation. Published a few articles such as “Children of Guest Workers in Europe: Social and Cultural Needs in Relation to Library Service” in Library Trends, 92:2 Fall 1980.