Kersten Neisser began in Hall with the rowing and moved in 1974 to the SC DHfK Leipzig. In 1977 she won at the World Championships in Amsterdam Gold with the roller in the cast Cornelia bracket, Ute stone village, Gabriele Lohs, Kersten Neisser, Marita Sand, Andrea Kurth, Bianka Swede Karin Metze and tax Sabine Hess.
In 1978 she joined the Leipzig four with coxswain, who fought in the cast Kersten Neisser, Angelika Noack, Marita Sand, Ute Skorupski and control Kirsten Wenzel gold at the World Championships in Hamilton, New Zealand. In the same occupation, the boat was defeated in 1979 at the World Championships in Bled, the quartet from the Soviet Union and was awarded the silver medal.
After the GDR also rollercoaster losing to the aft of the Soviet Union, the boat occupations were reconstituted in the Olympic season. Kersten Neisser moved back into the eighth, the on in the occupation Martina Boesler, Kersten Neisser, Christiane Kopke, Birgit contactor, Gabriele Kühn, Ilona Richter, Marita Sand, Karin Metze and Marina Wilke at the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 with a second ahead the Soviet boat won. For this achievement, she was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver.
After her sports studies, she moved to Potsdam as a physiotherapist, she was married to the Potsdamer rowing coach Roland Koepke. After the divorce she moved to Hamburg.