Katja Meier was born on September 10, 1979 in Zwickau. After graduating from high school, she studied political science, modern and recent history, and sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the University of Tartu (Estonia), and the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster from 1998 to 2004. She completed her studies with a Magister Artium. She then started working as an executive officer advisor at BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN in Hesse. In 2010 she returned to Saxony and worked as a policy adviser to the parliamentary group of BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN. In 2015 she became a member of the Saxon state parliament and was the spokesperson for democracy, legal, and equality policy, as well as for transport policy. She was a member of the Saxon State Women´s Council. Since December 2019 she is holding the position of Minister of State for Justice and Democracy, Europe, and Equality in the Free State of Saxony.