- a writer. I have published a book called “The Courage of Living. Letters to Käbi (Laretei)” in 2019 in Estonian and I write poetry and short prose in Estonian, German and English;
- a comparative literature scholar, who since 2017 has been working at the Estonian Cultural History Archives at the Estonian Literary Museum;
- a mediator, curator, cultural translator, someone who likes to organise things and put good ideas into practice;
- Chairperson of the Ene Mihkelson Society, established in 2017 (Ene Mihkelson was an Estonian writer, for more information about the society see also "How to become a person? How to be a person?";
- the head of the board of trustees of the German Gymnasium High School in Kadriorg (since 2018);
- the daughter of two artists from two different countries, my mother Kersti Karu is an Estonian ceramicist and father Valeriy Sakov is a Russian painter and monumental artist;
- the mother of two sons.
- studied Estonian and German literature at the Universities of Tartu, Berlin Humboldt, Konstanz and Vienna;
- been a journalist at the University of Tartu newspaper "Universitas Tartuensis" and the Head of Baltica and Rare Books Department and Head of Development and Communication at the Tallinn University Academic Library;
- worked as a teacher at the German High School in Kadriorg, Tallinn and therefore I belong to the fourth generation of teachers in my family;
- organised and moderated numerous cultural events, including international ones; for example, the youth seminar "Zeig mir Deine Welt" (Show Me Your World) in Poland (Theodor Heuss Colleage Project 2004), the first Four-Nation Poetry Slam in Estonia (2004), a creative writing course at the University of Tartu (2006), a bilingual event series “German Culture Ambassadors” at Estonian House (2015–2016), several art exhibitions ("The World of Ceramics - Kersti Karu", "The Timelessness of Mastery" and "Together"), literary evenings and scientific symposia;
- been a literary critic since 2003, writing for Estonian newspapers (Postimees and Sirp), portals (kultuur.err.ee) and literary magazines (Looming, Keel & Kirjandus and Estonian Literary Magazine).