born in 1992 in Wolfsberg, Pressl studied linguistics at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and completed studies in transcultural communication – English and Austrian sign language – in Graz and Edinburgh. Pressl works as a coach for sign language at the Kinderhände Centre and for health and social matters at Prosa – Projekt Schule für Alle. As part of the 'Anteaters Against' collective, she organises cultural and educational policy events at Container 25 in Wolfsberg. She is an editorial staff member and author at the Tortuga magazine project. "Andere Sorgen" (Other Worries, 2019) is her first novel.