Agata Jaxa was born in Poland in 1977 and studied Polish philology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She has lived in Romainmôtier since 2006 and has Swiss-Polish dual citizenship.
Since 2013 she has been a municipal councillor at Romainmôtier-Envy, in charge of policy for construction, culture, tourism and the parish. Alongside her main job (manager at a retail store in Lausanne), she carries out a variety of production tasks for photography and cinema projects (production management, documentary research, second unit direction, editing, photography assistance, etc. in Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne).