Born in Austria, Esther studied Provincial Archaeology and Art History at the University of Graz, Austria. Her other interests include 20th century Vienna and the Viennese Secession, two of her favourite subjects. Later, Esther studied Maritime Archaeology: studying at both Karl-Franzen Graz and Southampton universities and working on research and excavation projects with a maritime focus. Her favourite travel experiences include exploring the jungle in Belize, touring the desert in Jordan and backpacking across Java, Bali and Lombok. She enjoys working on archaeological projects, diving, fencing, and, of course, travelling.