Candidate for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Kirsten was born in Güstrow, Germany and came to Scotland in 2001 having met and married her Scottish husband. She had witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 as a pivotal moment in her life.
She has been working as a secondary teacher of modern languages since 2001 and as a senior appointee for the SQA. She is also a published author. Kirsten is fluent in English, German, French and Russian.
Kirsten started her political life campaigning for body worn cameras to support the Scottish police. Kirsten holds strong pro-European and Internationalist views. She believes that present and future problems affect all of us and can only be solved in a peaceful and collaborative way.
Politically, Kirsten’s other passion is education: comprehensive, fair, and inclusive with equal opportunities for all.
Kirsten is noted for her strong and deep-rooted principles and she is bold and fearless in her defence of them.