Ursula studied Agricultural Sciences at the University of Bonn and Landscape Planning at the Technical University of Munich. Following her studies, she worked in executing planning offices in Nürnberg, Freising and Munich.
Since 2003 she is employed as scientific assistant at Bayerischer Landesverein für Heimatpflege (Bavarian State Association for Homeland Care) in Munich. There, she is concerned with citizen participation and mediation of cultural landscape as well as planning and building in rural areas.
She is involved in Bund Heimat und Umwelt in Deutschland (Federation for Homeland and Environment in Germany) and in Deutsches Forum Kulturlandschaft (German Forum Cultural Landscape).