Michael Schroeren studied politics and history in Cologne and Berlin. He most recently worked at the Federal Ministry for the Environment as Head of the Press and Information Staff. Between 1998 and 2017, he was spokesman for the Federal Ministers Jürgen Trittin, Sigmar Gabriel and Barbara Hendricks. From 2010 to 2014, he headed the press department of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group. From 1990 to 1998, he was press spokesman for the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), and before that, from 1983 on, he was press spokesman for the federal executive board of the Green Party.