Theresia Bauer is Minister of Science, Research and the Arts.
Theresia Bauer was born on 6 April 1965 in Zweibrücken. From 1985 to 1993 she studied political sciences, political economics and German in Heidelberg and Mannheim. During her degree she was active in university politics, representing students on the large and small senate and on the administrative board of the University of Heidelberg.
Between 1993 and 1995, Theresia Bauer was an advisor on political education at the "Gesellschaft für politische Ökologie" (Society for Political Ecology), and subsequently Managing Director of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation in Baden-Württemberg.
Since 2001 she has been part of the state parliament of Baden-Württemberg. There she has been a member of the committee for science, research and art, spokeswoman for higher education policy, deputy parliamentary party leader and parliamentary executive secretary of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen.
Theresia Bauer is married and has two sons.