Inken grew up in southern Germany. After completing her Master in Education at the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, she moved to the United States, where she taught French, German and Mathematics for several years at schools in Vermont and Texas.
Since moving to Minneapolis in 2011, Inken has been gaining experience in managing rental properties as well as accounting. In the late summer of 2018, she joined Caspian Group.
Inken enjoys spending free time with her family, walking her dog, biking, traveling, cooking and creating pottery.