She has graduated Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (economics and business administration). To gain additional knowledge in finance and law related to finance, she completed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme as well as Masters Law and Finance programme of Riga Graduate School of Law. Dace is working at the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (IOS) since 2004. Before 2004 she was employed by Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA. During the period of 2010 – 2012 while working at IOS she was a supervisory board member and the deputy of the head of the supervisory board at Pharma and Chemistry Competence Centre of Latvia, Ltd. Since 2015 she is Management Committee board member of EU COST action BestPrac.