Born in Bremen in 1978, Anna Lena Straube studied sociology, philosophy and education (MA.) at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel from 1998 to 1999. From 1999 to 2004 she studied fine arts at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts in Kiel with Professor Elisabeth Wagner and Professor Peter Nagel. This was followed (2004-2005) by postgraduate studies in art therapy at the HfBK Dresden with Professor Doris Tietze, internships in psychosomatic clinics Bad Bramstedt and Arnsdorf.