Gunda Borgeest was born in 1963 in Oldenburg, Germany. She studied German literature and sinology in Marburg and Hamburg. Even before graduating in 1990, she had founded and editorially managed a film magazine published in Hamburg called "Der Filmriss".
From 1993 to 2000 she worked as creative and scientific assistent at the Munich Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film HFF (State Television and Film Academy). There she also developed and was assistant to the chair of the department of dramaturgy, headed by renowned German director Doris Dörrie, where she established the screenwriting course Drehbuchwerkstatt - one of the leading institutions for screenwriting in Germany. During her last year at the film academy, she also was executive coordinator of "First Movie", the support inititiave for young directors and producers at the Bavarian Film Center.
From 2001 to 2002 she headed the screenplay department for the Munich based production company "Traumwerk" before she founded her first own business, a research agency for book and film projects in 2002. In 2005 she published her book "Mensch Einstein" to accompany the ARD documentary of the same title.
She volunteers to work in a hospice and served as press and PR manager of the Christophorus Hospice (www.chv.org) in 2010, as well as organising their numerous 25th anniversary events. In 2011 she organised the exhibition „Ein Koffer für die letzte Reise“ in Munich, again with a number of events and the audioguide.
Since 2011 she works as PR and fundraising manager for „GioiaDiVita – Lebensschule für Kinder und Jugendliche", and as a freelance mediator. 2014 she launched her "Schoenste Ordnung" services as personal coach (www.schoenste-ordnung.com).
She lives in Munich, with her husband and two children.