Born in Zagreb. After finishing the mathematic-informatics high school. In 1995 she graduated at the Faculty of Food and Biotechnology Technology, University of Zagreb (food engineering and biochemical engineering).
First job was in a chemical company “Meteor” Đakovo as a head of Laboratories for control and development of new products. In January 2005 she started to work in the Croatian Food Agency (HAH), first as head of Risk analysis department, and after reorganization, as a head of the Risk assessment department. Meanwhile, from June 2007 to June 2008, she was on the position of acting deputy director. Since 01. 07. 2013 to 31. 05. 2108 she was HAH Director, and after the mandate, she started working as Adviser of Director.
At the Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, she is currently finishing postgraduate studies of food technology.
In the previous period, she finished a series of domestic and foreign education related to risk assessment and communication in the country and abroad as well as the implementation and control of HACCP system in the food industry.
She is a member of EFSA’s work group for emerging risks (Emerging risk exchange network), as well as replacement for a member of EFSA’s work group for microbiological risks (Scientific Network on microbiological risks). She is also acting as a replacement for national representative in the EFSA’s Advisory Forum.
During negotiations, she was a member of the working group for preparation of negotiations – acquis communautaire, Chapter 12 – Food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary protection, and is full member of the Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers, Croatian Society of Food Technologists, Biotechnologists and Nutritionists and Croatian Microbiology society.