Ulrike was born in 1981 in Hoyerswerda and graduated from high school in 2000. She then studied teaching (2000 - 2003) and history (2003 - 2008) at the TU Dresden. She worked as a photographer and trained as an office administrator (2013 - 2015). From 2015 to 2018 she worked in corporate communications and membership administration at KONSUM Dresden. Since 2018, she has been a secretary at TU Dresden.