Anne Pajarinen started learning German in her home country of Finland when she was 15. After graduating from high school, she spent a year in Germany to improve her German language skills. The gap year was followed by studies in German language and culture & intercultural communication.
Before she took over the role of Director of the Carl Duisberg Center in Radolfzell in October 2016, she worked for a long time at various universities and accompanied students from their studies to their careers. Besides German and Finnish, she speaks English and a little Swedish.