Marína Gálisová was born in 1972 in Banská Bystrica and majored in English and Spanish at Comenius University in Bratislava. After graduating she taught English at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, worked as a freelance translator/interpreter and in advertising. Her journalistic career includes editing jobs in magazines Os and Domino forum. Currently she is one of the editors of the .týždeň weekly.