Sarah Hoffmann currently lives in Zurich. She is a native of Suhl in the centre of Germany but soon moved first to Dresden to study computer science and later to the south of France where she worked for a large semiconductor company for a few years. At the moment she is working at her Ph.D. at ETH Zurich.
She has been involved with OSM since early 2008 and has been mapping since then, mostly in the rural areas of Switzerland but she has also contributed to other parts of the planet whenever she finds the time to travel. On the development side, she is responsible for the for the Waymarked Trail route maps and since early 2012 helping to maintain the main OSM place search engine.