Marion Rütten, M.A. studied book sciences, Romanic philology as well as general and comparative literature at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz. As a student, she acquired work experience in the book trade and publishing companies – mainly in the fields of press, public relations, and sales. After graduating, she was first employed in event management and then worked for Böhlau Verlag, a publisher in the field of humanities and social sciences, where she was responsible for marketing and sales for 13 years. Since April 2018, Marion Rütten is a secretary for ceres.