this woman worked at the Jax Warehouse, on the planet Cularin, during the last years of the Old Republic. Gerta was also one of the founding members of the underground alliance that was formed to fight back against the Metatheran Cartel, in the years following the Battle of Naboo. She was the ostensible leader of the resistance, which she formed originally to ensure that the local Tarasin population was properly treated by the planetary leaders. Over time, especially in the wake of the Trade Federation's attempt to establish a presence on Cularin, Gerta expanded the scope of the resistance to fight against anything that threatened Cularin. Unfortunately, Gerta was believed to have been killed when the resistance tried to infiltrate the Cartel's offices in Gadrin. A transmitter had been placed in the computer slicing device her team was using, allowing the Cartel to monitor their actions. Gerta's death was not in vain, however, as it allowed the rest of her team to escape. Much to the surprise of many beings in the Cularin System, Gerta resurfaced during the height of the Clone Wars, when she agreed to be interviewed by Ryk Osentay for the Eye on Cularin newsfeed. Her interview was to be performed in such a way that her identity kept a secret, but was only allowed to expose her true nature. After she revealed the linkage between the Thaereian Military, the InterGalactic Banking Clan, and the Separatists, Gerta was brutally subdued and taken away by Thaereian military police. The ship which was transporting her back to Thaere was attacked by unknown assailants, and exploded before it could reach Thaere.