Berit was born and raised in rural Northern Germany and completed a degree of Systematic Musicology in Hamburg, Germany. She did classes in Signal Processing, Music Theory, Jazz Arrangement, Electronic Music, Physical Modelling, Acoustics and Music Psychology. She studied Electroacoustic Composition at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK in 2005 and 2006. After receiving her MA with magna cum laude in 2009, she moved to the Netherlands, where she was involved in the research and development at the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), Amsterdam. She has worked in research and education as a production coordinator for the Digital Art Lab, Zoetermeer. Since 2012, she has been employed as a Ph.D. candidate at the Meertens Institute and University of Amsterdam, researching the variation of folk song melodies in oral traditions through computational comparison.