(born 9 August 1963
) is one of two members of the Party of Democratic Socialism
in the German
parliament, the Bundestag
. She was directly elected as the representative of Marzahn-Hellersdorf, a working-class area of east Berlin
. She has been a member of the Bundestag since 1998
She used to be a leader of the East German pioneerss and an art teacher.