Known best mainly because the wife of President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia, this Dutch-born girl also had a career being a linguist. She researched at both Institute of Foreign Dialects (Brussels, Belgium) as well as the International Institute of Individual Privileges (Strasbourg, France). She released a 2005 memoir entitled The Story of the Idealist. She and her hubby elevated two sons: Eduard and Nikoloz. When she and Mikheil Saakashvili initial shifted to Georgia (in 1996), she was utilized by the International Committee from the Crimson Cross. She continued to instruct at Tbilisi Condition College or university (in Georgia).