Jeannette Stargala grew up in Dresden, then East-Germany. She received a Master in Architecture from the Rhine-Westphalian Technical University Aachen, Germany, in 1997, and worked as a project architect until 2002. In 2003 she relocated with her family to the US and focused on her interest in photography. She became a graduate student at the University of Miami in 2015 where she currently pursues a MfA in Printmaking.