Merit Kopli was born on January 19, 1969, in Tallinn, Estonia. She studied German at the University of Tartu and business administration (MBA) at the Tallinn Technical University. From 1993 to 2005 she worked as foreign news editor at Estonian Public Broadcasting, at Estonian dailies “Hommikuleht”, “Eesti Päevaleht” and “Postimees”. From 2005 to 2016 she worked as editor-in-chief and member of the board of the biggest Estonian daily “Postimees”. From 2016 she has been working as cultural attacheé at the Estonian Embassy in Berlin.