Kirke has always been passionate about social justice, with a background in EU policies and communications. She gained insight into the world of EU policy by assisting MEP Marina Kaljurand in the European Parliament, covering her work in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Women’s rights Committee. Her previous experience includes a traineeship at the DG Communications at the European Parliament, and communications work at the Good Lobby. She holds a Bachelor's degree in political science and international relations from the University of Tartu and is completing her Master's degree in Social Challenges, Policies & Interventions at Utrecht University. In Bellona, Kirke is working on Green Buildings and Embodied Carbon.