Wintana is a Third culture kid (TCK) of Tigrayan descent. She completed her undergraduate LLB (Hons) at Exeter University in the UK and her postgraduate studies in Law (LPC) in London. She has worked in the UK and in Ethiopia. Wintana is currently based in Germany. She is a self employed Consultant specialising in Facilitating & Optimising Communication working with both corporate and governmental clients.