Ulla was paralysed in a snowboarding accident when she was only 15 years old. She then decided that her spinal cord injury would not define her life. Only eight months after her accident she went back to the slopes and 4 years later became a silver medallist in the Para Alpine Skiing European Cup, in giant slalom with a mono-ski. Ulla pursued her dream of becoming an aeroplane mechanic and an engineer, graduating as an aeroplane mechanic only two years after her accident and as a boat manufacturing engineer in 2010. In 2014 Ulla decided once more to make a lifelong dream come true as she built herself a street bike with the adaptations needed because of her spinal cord injury. In 2015 she finally rode a two-wheeled motorcycle she had been building for the last year. Later in 2015 Ulla set her mind on motorcycle circuit racing and only 6 months later she found herself racing against the able bodied in the Finnish National championships, becoming the World's first paraplegic female road racer. Only a year later in 2017 she participated in the very first international motorcycle circuit race for disabled riders, The International Bridgestone Handy Race, in Le Mans, France, during the MotoGP weekend, becoming the champion in 600cc motorcycle circuit racing in the women’s category. Ulla works as a Senior Design Engineer at Etteplan in Hyvinkää, Finland, and having started in 2018 she is currently studying at the Monlau Repsol Technical School in Barcelona to become a Race Motorbike Motorsport Engineer.