Sandra Götsch-Schmidt studied veterinary medicine in Vienna and earned a doctorate by conducting a research project on Cape Verde. After working as a veterinary surgeon for several years she joined DREHM Pharmain 2009, a consulting company in the pharmaceutical industry. Sandra started as a Regulatory and Clinical Affairs Manager before establishing a medical writing department, which she now heads. In her second role as a Medical Affairs Manager she provides pharmaceutical companies with strategic advice and recommendations. Sandra joined EMWA in 2012 and earned her advanced certificate in 2018.