Melanie Wink grew up close to Fulda in Hesse. After finishing high school, she pursued her B.A. in German and English Language and Literature at the University of Erfurt. At the same university, she received her Master of Education in teaching German and English as a second language. During her studies, she taught German as a foreign language at the University of Ottawa, Canada, as well as in schools in Germany. She also worked as a support teacher in different schools in Berlin. Recently, she taught German as a foreign language at Freie Universität Berlin International Summer University (FUBiS).