1965: Marita is born in Erfurt, which at that time belonged to East-Germany (GDR)
1972 – 1984: The „Yuri Gagarin“ Highschool gave Marita a first impression on dictatorship and of missing human rights in the GDR: arts, philosophy and literature were censured – the freedom of thought was a distant dream.
1985: As she never joined the regime party SED, Marita is allowed to start the study of Agronomy Engeneering at Humboldt University in Berlin.
1988: She lives, studies and works for three months in the cities of Moscow and Leningrad (now: St. Petersburg), getting first impressions of „Glasnost“ and „Perestroika“ in the Soviet Union.
1989: Back in the GDR. Together with many other students Marita gets involved in peaceful protests against the SED-regime in East Berlin and experiences the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germanys capital.
In the same year she finishes her study with a diploma in agrar engeneering sciences.
1990 – 1992: The end of the GDR marks a time of transition. Due to social changes within Germany she works at a publishing house, in a nursing home and as food technology manager at Unilever.
1992 – 1994: As she realizes upcoming social injustice in the reunified country she decides to start a second study: journalism and communication sciences at the „Hochschule für Musik und Theater“ in Hannover.
She gets her MSc in Journalism.
1994: Co-founder of the „X-Press Journalistenbüro GbR“. She works as a freelancer for major german media such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Focus Magazin. Her investigative articles focused on corruption in science, healthcare and ecological sectors and lead to a stories about conflicts of interest within Germanys political class.
2001: Marita starts an almost 10 year lasting period of book writing. The non-fictional books take a close look on social injustice. Four of the books she writes become part of the library of the German „Bundestag“, the Federal Parliaments Library.
2002: She becomes freelancer at Spiegel Online
2010: Marita decides to start the art project „Sinn und Scherben“®.
2012: She becomes freelancer for Deutschlandradio Kultur (earlier: Sender Freies Berlin, SFB)
2019: With 50 clay and bronze sculptures completed, Marita decides to dare the first step towards the PUGNALOM online art gallery to reach the public.