Sigrid has held leadership positions in the City Administration Heidelberg, Germany and retired in 2000. She joined the Zonta Club of Heidelberg in 1982. As past club president, she served her district as governor, lieutenant governor, area director and vice area director. Sigrid was also a committee chairman, for her district’s Advocacy and Membership committees and a member and vice chairman of the International Legislative Awareness and Advocacy Committee. Sigrid studied law at the universities Tübingen, Geneva (Switzerland) and Hamburg. She completed the obligatory internship, which included a six-month stay at a law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. She speaks German, English, French and Italian and enjoys her family, traveling, reading and gardening.