Ricarda Jörißen trained as a certified geriatric nurse in Mülheim an der Ruhr and worked in this profession for several years. She then began her studies of social work/social pedagogy at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. During her studies she worked as a student assistant at the Ev. Krankenhaus Mülheim an der Ruhr. Since 2019 Ricarda Jörißen has been a student assistant at ceres in the projects NRW80+ and D80+.