Ulrika is the Swedish Centre Partys spokesperson at educational affairs and is a former teacher herself. Between 2006 and 2010 she was a member of the parliamentary committee on education, and substitute in the committee of foreign affairs. Today she's sitting in the education committee as well as being substitute in both the foreign affairs committee and the Executive Board of Parliament. She's also a member of the War Delegation.
In the Riksdag debates, she's called Ulrika Carlsson från Skövde (Ulrika Carlsson from Skövde) because of the other parliamentarian Ulrika Karlsson, from the Moderate Party, who shares the same name.