Born in Bensheim Germany in 1973. Studied Regional Sciences of Latin America at Cologne University. Many work and study visits within the framework of international development in Latin America, the United States as well as in francophone West Africa.
After being employed for many years as a tour guide for combination hiking and study tours, as well as political education trips, Gudrun founded in 2013 her own business for meditative hiking in the area of Odenwald. Since 2016 she has also been teaching German as a foreign language at the Hochschule Darmstadt. Gudrun has been working for IMD since May 2011 as a freelancer in the archival digitization project.