On the local level she was a deputy member of the executive committee of Voss municipal council from 1999 to 2003. Since 2003 she is deputy leader of the county party chapter since 2003, as well as a member of the Labour Party national board.
Outside of politics, she graduated as cand.jur. in 2000, having studied in Oslo, Bergen and Copenhagen. She worked as a lawyer from 2000 to 2005.