She hasn't been in Solitude all that long, in the grand scheme of things. Still, there's enough mercenary work - mostly filling bounties on bandits and guarding caravans - to keep her able to pay Malielle rent.
She likes the Museum of Solitude - it's old, and beautiful, and thrums with history. She's made friends here, too, first Malielle then Malielle's coworkers.
Like Sigaard, who said he'd show her some of their unidentified or in progress items. (Apparently her credentials in "Weird Shit" are enough for a consult. She did warn him she's more familiar with Hammerfell weirdness, but, well, if it's daedric, that'll be easy enough to pick up even with differences in local traditions.)