Beatrix has a doctorate in National Economics, which she gained at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1984. She has been an environmental activist for more than 30 years. After training as a journalist at a regional daily newspaper, she studied economics, political science and sociology in Berlin, primarily at the Technische Universität, and worked as a researcher and lecturer at FU Berlin. In 1987/88 she was economic speaker for the Green Women’s Parliamentary Group in the Hamburg parliament, and then spent 20 years at the Bremen Chamber of Employees as a consultant for economic policy, urban development and environment. Since 1995, she has been a member (and chair) of the executive committee of BUND (Friends of the Earth) Bremen. From 1996 to 2008 she was a member of Radio Bremen’s broadcasting commission. In 2008 she began working as an author and filmmaker with Richard Grassick, most recently on Pedelec to Paradise. In 2013 she co-founded Moving Films and in 2016 Bremenize, a blog about cycling and liveable cities. A blog about cycling in Provence, France is planned for 2022.