DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia is a Danish non-profit educational foundation governed by an external Board of Directors working closely with the Executive Director.
Executive Director Office
Cand. scient. pol. (Political Science, U. of Copenhagen, 2001). Fulbright Scholar, New York U. (1999-2000). Director of International Business & Economics, DIS (2001-04). Academic Director, DIS (2004-2008). Visiting Scholar, University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (Spring 2007), Associate Director, DIS (2008-13). Executive Director, DIS (2014-present).
Advanced Management Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2004); Master of Arts, St. John’s College (1991); Bachelor of Science, State University of New York (1984). Executive Vice President, Study Abroad, CIEE (2008-2012); Director of Program Development, DIS (2012-2014); Deputy Executive Director, DIS (2014-2020); Director and Special Advisor to the Executive Director, DIS (2020 – present). NAFSA Leadership Team, Public Policy and Practice (2007-2009); Board of Directors, Fund for Education Abroad (2010-2013); Chair, Forum Council, Forum on Education Abroad (2011-2014). With DIS since 2012.
Ph.D. (Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, 2002). M.S. and B.S. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen). Exchange student at University of California, Berkeley, 1993-1995. Taught Anthropology, Philosophy, and Rhetoric at Stanford University, 2002-2012. Also taught classes at Hope House, a rehabilitation center in Redwood City, California for female substance abusers and criminals, 2008-2011. With DIS since 2012.
M.A. (Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, 2006). Teacher of Danish as a second language and course material developer at Studieskolen, Copenhagen. Senior consultant in online and blended learning at University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.
Trilingual Commercial Correspondent in English and French, Copenhagen Business School, 1993. Work experience as Project Administrator from private Danish consultancy firm consulting on Danish Development Support. With DIS since 2006.
Academics / Library
Cand.scient.bibl. (Royal School of Information and Library Science, 2007). Bibliotekar DB (Royal School of Library and Information Science, 2005). Worked as a public librarian at Rudersdal Bibliokerne, 2007-2013. With DIS since 2013.
Academics / Architecture and Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design Programs
B.A. (Political Science, Aarhus University, 1985). Architect (School of Architecture, Aarhus, 1992). Visiting Researcher (Cambridge University, 1994-1995). Master of Management Development (Copenhagen Business School, 2008). Leading positions with the Ministry of Urban Affairs, Realdania, the Architects Association, the Danish Architecture Center, and Gehl Architects. With DIS 1997-2002 and since 2011.
M.S. (Interior Design, Pratt Institute, 2010), B.A. cum laude (Art History, English, Wellesley College, 2004). External Lecturer, Furniture Design Workshop, DIS, 2013-2016. Business Development Coordinator, Henning Larsen Architects, 2013-2016. Business Development Coordinator, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, 2016. With DIS since 2012.
Academics / Art and Visual Culture, Communication, Danish Language and Culture, History, Literature, Philosophy, Swedish Language and Culture Programs
M.A. (Moderne Kultur og Kulturformidling, University of Copenhagen, 1997). Art critic, Dagbladet Information, 1995-1997. Editor, Hvedekorn magazine for art and poetry, 1996-2005. Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, NY, 1999-2001. Lecturer, Dept. of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2003-2006. Curator, Sorø Kunstmuseum, 2006-2009, and Nikolaj Kunsthal, 2009-2014. Director, Nikolaj Kunsthal, 2015-2018. With DIS since 2018.
Cand.Mag. (International Business Communication, Syddansk University, 2017). B.A. (European Ethnology, University of Copenhagen, 2013). B.A. (Art History, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2010.
M.A. (History, University of Copenhagen, 2017). B.A. (History, minor in Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2014). With DIS since 2017.
Cand.mag. (History and English, University of Copenhagen, 2009) with specialization in national identity. With DIS since 2007.
Academics / Biomedicine, Medical Practice and Policy, Neuroscience, and Public Health Programs
Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, 2007). M.S. (Biotechnology, De Monfort University, UK, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 1998), Licenciatura (Microbiology, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal, 1997). Post-Doctorate positions in immunology and neuroimmunology (University of Lund, Sweden and University of Copenhagen, Denmark). With DIS since 2011.
M.S. and B.S. (Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2011/2007). Academic officer in the Planning Department (Quality and Development, Region Sjælland, 2011-2014). With DIS since 2014.
M.S. (Global Health and Development, University College London, 2017). B.A. (Healthcare and Society, University of Richmond, 2011). DIS Public Health Student, Fall 2013. DIS Science and Health Program Assistant, 2015-2016. With DIS 2015-2016 and since 2018.
Academics / Computer Science and Engineering Programs
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Post-doctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001). Research in genetic engineering, regenerative medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Has created, designed, implemented and evaluated courses at university level. Acted as Pedagogical Advisor, Development and Regeneration Doctoral Program, Karolinska Institutet. Has participated in national and international committees to evaluate and promote scientific and academic advancements. With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Custom Programs
HD (Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, 2015). A.P. (Economics, Copenhagen Business Academy, 2013). B.M. (Music Theory, New England Conservatory, 1999). Graduate studies in musicology (University of Copenhagen, 2000-2002). Teaching positions (USA & Denmark), since 1997. Manager of Operations, Kuoni Destination Management, 2003-2007. DIS Study Tours Assistant Director, 2007-2016. With DIS since 2007.
B.S. (Biomedical Science, Grand Valley State University, 2012). DIS Medical Practice and Policy Program, Spring 2011. DIS Study Tours Coordinator, 2012-2016.
B.A. (Political Science, Kenyon College, 2020). Admissions Fellow, Kenyon College Office of Admissions, 2018-2020. Advocacy Intern, Domestic Abuse Project, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
M.S. (Neuroscience, Wake Forest University, 2020). Audio Producer, DISCO, 2020. Lead Science Reporter and Audio Producer, Carolina Public Press, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
Academics / Environment, Politics, Society, Justice and Human Rights, Prostitution and the Sex Trade, and Terrorism and Security Programs
M.A. (Scandinavian Philology, 2005). B.A. (Lithuanian and Danish Philology, University of Vilnius, 1996). International Student Advisor, Copenhagen University (2004-2005). Lithuanian language instructor, Baltisk Oplysnings Forbund (2002-2006). Employment at DFDS Transport A/S (1997-2004). With DIS since 2005.
B.A. (Psychology, Hawaii Pacific University, 2000). M.A. (Medieval Studies, University of Iceland, 2014, ABT). International Coordinator, University of Iceland, Faculty of Law, 2007-2014. International Studentcoordinator, University College Copenhagen, 2015- 2017. Program Coordinator, CGH department, DIS, 2017-2020. Student Administrative Coordinator, Københavns Professionshøjskole, Nursing Program, 2021. With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Global Economics and International Business Programs
Cand.merc. (International Business, Copenhagen Business School, 1999). Marketing Research Consultant, Harrigan-Bodick, Inc. New York, 2000- 2001. TNS Gallup A/S Copenhagen, 2002-2006. External Lecturer, Copenhagen Business School, 2003-2005. With DIS since 2006.
M.A. (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Hunan University, 2000). Administrative Coordinator, Copenhagen Business School, 2014-2020. With DIS since 2021.
M.A. (Educational Psychology, Aarhus University, 2019). B.A. (Education science, Aarhus University, 2017). With DIS since 2019.
Academics / Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development Programs
PhD (Psychology (Clinical), Texas A&M University, 2008). M.S. (Psychology (Clinical), Texas A&M University, 2005). B.A. (Psychology and Sociology, Macalester College, 2003). Visiting Researcher, Eating Disorders Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, 2012-2013. Visiting Scientist, Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED) at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2018-present. Associate Professor (formerly Assistant Professor and formerly Department Chair) of Psychology, Dickinson College, 2008-present. With DIS since 2021.
B.A. (Psychology, Classical Civilizations, Wheaton College - Massachusetts, 2015). DIS Psychology Program, Spring 2014. With DIS since 2016.
Academics / Study Tours
Cand.mag. (English, Odense University, 2000). Teaching position (English and Danish), Copenhagen, 2002-2005). Tour Leader, EF Educational Tours, UK, 1998-2000. UK Area Manager, EF Educational Tours, Netherlands, 2000-2001. With DIS since 2005.
B.A.ling.merc. (American Studies & English, Copenhagen Business School, 2013). With DIS since 2010.
B.A. (English, Trinity University, 2017); DIS Prostitution and the Sex Trade Program, Fall 2015. With DIS since 2017.
Business Travel Consultant, Niels Brock, 1995. Business Travel Consultant, VIA Travel, 1995-2006. Business Travel Consultant, HRG Nordic, 2006-2009. Coordinator, RenoNorden, 2011-2014. Business Travel Consultant, BCD Travel, 2014-2015. Online marketing coordinator/Travel agent, Top Tours, 2016-2020. Sales and customer support, Campstuff, 2021. With DIS since 2022.
MFA (Critical & Pedagogical Studies, Lund University, 2019). B.A. (Studio Art, University of Puget Sound, 2013). CELTA, Teaching ESL (University of Cambridge, 2021). Exchange, European Humanities (DIS, Fall 2011). Exchange, Sustainability & Environmental Action (School for International Training, Spring 2012). Housing & Student Affairs Assistant, DIS, 2015-2016. Program Director & Youth Counselor, YMCA, 2009-2013. Director of Student Recruitment & Internship Program, Wayfinding College, 2016-2017. Various Teaching and Program Management positions (USA, Denmark, and Sweden, 2014-2021). With DIS since 2021.
B.A. (Leisure Management, University College Absalon 2019). ERASMUS Exchange University of Greenwich, England, 2018. Homestay intern, EF Brighton, 2018. With DIS since 2021.
BSc (Business Administration and Service Management (Tourism & Hospitality), Copenhagen Business School, 2021). Studied abroad at Hawaii Pacific University, USA, Fall 2021. Student Helper, DIS Student Hub, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
Cand.scient.soc. (International Development Studies & Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, 2005). B.A. (French and English with specialization in Int. Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). Studied abroad: Université de Montpellier, France, 2001; U.S., 1991-1992). With DIS since 2004.
Housing and Student Life
Cand.scient.soc. (International Development Studies & Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, 2005). B.A. (French and English business languages with specialization in International Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). Studied abroad: L'IESEG, France, 2000; University of East London, UK, 2003. With DIS since 2002.
Housing: Host Team
Cand.scient.anth. (Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, 2005). Field work and Master thesis on the relationship between foreign exchange students and Danish host families in a kinship perspective. Fulbright exchangee, U.S., 1991-1992. Youth For Understanding exchangee, Argentina, 1995-1996. Has taken extended courses on conflict management and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Conflict Mediation at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2005.
Cand. Mag. (English and Political Science, Aarhus University, 2010) Project Coordinator, Global Citizen, 2010-2014. With DIS since 2014.
Diploma in Psychiatry, Proffessionshøjskolen Metropol Copenhagen, 2018. (Child Counseling Education, Proffessionshøjskolen Metropol Copenhagen, 2017. Advanced Cambridge Certificate, LSI Auckland, New Zealand, 2000. School Socialworker, Borgercenter Børn og Unge Valby/Vesterbro Kgs. Enghave, 2011. Caseworker, Borgercenter Børn og Unge Valby/Vesterbro Kgs. Enghave, 2008-2011. With DIS since 2021.
Cand. mag. (English, Copenhagen University, 2015). Assistant Librarian, DIS, 2016-2020. Sub-editor, Strillo, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
Housing: Shared Housing Team
Cand.mag, English (American Studies and Post-Colonial Studies), University of Copenhagen, 2005. Administrative Assistant, Vallensbæk Kommune, 2006-2018. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.soc. (International Relations and Development, Aalborg University, 2017). B.A. (Philosophy, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013). Teacher, Montessori International Preschool, 2015-17. Sustainability Engagement Officer, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013-15. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.Mag. (Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2018). Immigrant Community Outreach Coordinator, Prince William County Public Schools (2012-2014). With DIS since 2019.
Cand.Mag (Learning and Innovative Change, Aalborg University, 2020). Coordinator, LGBT+ Denmark, 2021. Student Counselor, Institute for Culture & Learning at Aalborg University, 2019-2020. Event organizer and substitute teacher, Efterskolen Epos, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2021.
Education in Clerical Trade, specializing in public administration, Niels Brock/The Danish Competition, and Consumer Authority, 2018. Office Secretary Trainee at The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, divided between the offices of Merger Control, Cartels, European Consumer Centre and The Danish Consumer Ombudsman, 2018. Secretary Substitute at The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority Merger Control, 2018. Study and Department Secretary, Aalborg University, 2018-2021. With DIS since 2021.
M.A. Art Business, Sotheby's Institute London, 2018. Gallery Assistant, Gallerie Kreo, 2018-2019. Radio Producer, Absalon Folkehuset, 2020-2021. With DIS since 2021.
Cand. mag (Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2017). Partner, Bike & Bloom, 2017-2020. With DIS since 2021.
M.A. (Cultural Encounters & English, 2020). B.A. (International Humanities, 2014). Roskilde University Basic Course in Adlerian Psychology, 2018- 2020. Institute of Individual Psychology, Vilnius Teacher Training Course, DNS Denmark, 2006- 2010. Workshops on natural dyeing, freelancing, 2020. Copenhagen Teacher at Bilingual Kindergarten Sunny Grove, 2011- 2014. Vilnius, Lithuania Education project Creative Partnerships, 2012- 2013. Lithuania Organizer of African Days festival, 2012, Lithuania. Team Teacher, Teacher Training College DNS Denmark, 2010- 2011. Internships in India (2009) and Mozambique (2008). With DIS since 2021.
M.A. (Cultural Encounters and International Development Studies, Roskilde University, expected 2022). B.A. (Psychology, Smith College, 2015). DIS Copenhagen Psychology Program, Spring 2014. Operations Coordinator and Events Facilitator, Talent Garden Rainmaking, 2019-2020. With DIS since 2022.
M.Sc. (Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde University, 2019). Associate Creative Director, Synergy Advertising, 2008-2013. Consultant, Konsulenthuset for Socialøkonomi, 2020- 2021. With DIS since 2021.
B.A. (Intercultural/international social work, Copenhagen School of Social Work, 2007). Case manager at Køge and Hvidovre kommune, 2007-2015. With DIS 1991-2000 and since 2015.
B.A. (Social Work, Oxford Brookes University, 2008). Project worker, Oxfordshire Total Communication, NHS Oxford (2009). Aimhigher Coordinator & Admin, St. Gregory the Great (2010). Support-worker, nightshelter Lærkehøj, (2012-2015). Social educator, unaccompanied minions (UMI) at Danish Refugee Council ( 2015-2018. Case manager at Copenhagen & Frederiksberg Kommune. (2019-2021). With DIS since 2021.
MSc Development and International Relations, Aalborg University, 2015. Bachelor of Social Work, Western University, 2009. B.A. Social Development Studies, University of Waterloo, 2007. Case Manager, Roskilde Kommune, 2017 - 2020. Family Counsellor, Stevns Kommune, 2017. Support Person and Representative, Red Cross Asylum, 2015 - 2016. With DIS since 2021.
M.Sc. (Development and International Relations, Aalborg University, 2014). Absalon Crew at Absalon Folkethus, 2015-2016. Substitute at Grace homeless shelter (Blå Kors), 2015-2019. Fundraising Coordinator and Project Manager at GivRum, 2017-2018. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.mag. (International and Global History, Aarhus University, 2015). B.A. (History and Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012). General Manager, Mikkeller Brewing ApS, 2017-2019. With DIS since 2020.
Cand. Soc. M.A. (International Relations and Development, Aalborg University 2017). Facilities Assistant Roche Pharmaceuticals 2018-2019. With DIS since 2019.
Health & Safety
J.D. (William Mitchell School of Law, 2014). M.A. (Education Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, 2007). B.S. (Communications and Journalism, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 2002). Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota, 2004-2008. International Health, Safety, and Compliance, University of Minnesota, Coordinator 2008-2011; Director 2011-2015. With DIS since 2015.
M.S.W. (Clinical Social Work, University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University, 2013). M.A. (Holistic Health Studies, St. Catherine University, 2013). B.A. (Spanish with a minor in Art History, St. Catherine University, 2008). With DIS since 2019.
B.S. (Recreation Administration with a minor in Outdoor Recreation Education, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2017). Education Abroad Advisor at the University of South Carolina, 2021. Education Program Coordinator at Red Frog Beach Island Resort, 2017-2021. With DIS since 2021.
DIS in Stockholm
Ph.D. (Geography, University of North Carolina, 2007). M.A. (Anthropology, University of Kentucky). B.A. (Geography/Anthropology, Penn State). Fulbright Scholar, Kenya. Principal Investigator, International Archaeological Research Institute, Honolulu. Archaeology instructor, Stockholm University. Cartographer, Yemen Project, Royal Ontario Museum. Academic Director (2000-03) and Academic Dean for Africa (2009-2015), SIT Study Abroad. Assistant Professor, Geography, Texas A&M University (2007-2009). Assistant Professor, Champlain College (2009-2010). Director of Experiential Education, NYU Abu Dhabi (2015-2016). Associate Dean for Global Education, Bates College (2016-2018). With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (European Business, Dublin City University, 2007). German Diploma in European Business (ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, 2007). Studied abroad as an exchange student from Germany to Sweden in 1997-1998 with AFS Intercultural Programs and at Universidad de Buenos Aires (Intersectionality), Argentina, 2013. Has previously worked as Program Director for AFS Intercultural Programs in Sweden, 2009-2016. With DIS since 2016.
B.A. (Recreation studies Western Washington University, 1999) Flight Attendant Alaska Airlines and Norwegian, 2000-2011. Education Administrator at Karolinska Institutet, 2011-2016. Student Counsellor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017-2018. With DIS Stockholm since 2018.
B.A. (History, Yale University, 2014). Currently pursuing MSSc in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. U.S. Program Associate, U.S.-Spain Fulbright Commission, 2016-2018. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Madrid, Spain, 2014-2015. Study Abroad Peer Adviser, Yale University, 2012-2014. With DIS since 2019.
Bachelor of Philosophy, Political Science Major, Youth and Children's Culture Minor, Stockholm University, 2015. Master of Human Rights, Uppsala University, 2018. Integration Assistant, Nynäshamns Kommun, 2017-2019. Study Organizer, ASR Sweden, 2018. International Coordinator, ASR Sweden, 2018-2020. Substitute Teacher, Precator Pedagorgana, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
Bachelor of Science, Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 2014. Master of Arts, Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, 2017. Academic Advisor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, 2017-2021. BA 1990: Design your Carlson Course Instructor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Fall Semester 2020. Study Abroad Site Coordinator - IBUS3080 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in Costa Rica, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Spring 2017. Senior Front Office Manager & Transfer Admissions Support Specialist, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, 2014-2017. With DIS since 2021.
North American Operations
M.Ed. (Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse). B.S. (Environmental Studies, University of Minnesota). International Work Exchange Program Manager, New York. Human Resources Manager, Minneapolis. Worked Abroad in London and Sydney. Studied Abroad in Copenhagen (with DIS) and Mexico. With DIS North American Office in various roles: Director of North American Office, 2000-Present; Assistant Director, 1998-2000; Program Coordinator 1997-1998. With DIS since 1996.
North American Operations / Outreach
B.A. (Biology, Carleton College, 2001). Study abroad: Sea Education Association, 1999; Carleton Marine Biology Seminar in Australia/New Zealand, 2000. Teaching Assistant, summer 2001. With DIS in Copenhagen 2001-2002 and in Minneapolis since 2002.
B.A. (Strategic Communication, minor in Professional Sales, Elon University, 2015). DIS Cross-Cultural Communication Program, Spring 2014. DIS Marketing Assistant, 2015-2016. DIS Stockholm Marketing Correspondent & Video Producer, 2016. With NAO since 2017.
B.A. (American Studies, Dickinson College, 2014). DIS Sociology Program, Spring 2013. DIS Housing and Student Affairs Assistant in Copenhagen, 2014-2015. DIS Housing and Student Affairs Coordinator in Copenhagen, 2015-2016. With DIS at the North American Office since 2016.
B.S. (Political Science and Organizational Communication, Bradley University, 2018). DIS Urban Studies Program, Fall 2017. With DIS since 2018.
North American Operations / Enrollment Management
M.Ed. (Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse). B.S. (Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 2001). DIS student, spring 1999. With DIS since 2000.
M.I.I.M (International and Intercultural Management, School for International Training, 1998). B.A. (German, Central College, IA, 1992). Studied abroad in Vienna, Austria and worked in Niigata, Japan, JET Program (1992-1994). Quality Systems Coordinator, 2014-2017; Director of Study Abroad, Augsburg College, 2004-2006; Regional College Relations Manager, IES, 1998-2004; Assistant Director of Study Abroad, Virginia Tech, 1996-1998. With DIS since 2019.
B.A. (Theatre Studies, minors in Middle-Eastern Studies and Educational Studies, St. Olaf College 2016). Off -campus study: Urban and Multicultural Education in Hawaii, St. Olaf’s Semester in the Middle East (Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco). College Access Coach, College Possible, Minneapolis 2016-2017. Admission Counselor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2017-2018. Admission Counselor, The University of Minnesota, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2019.
B.A. (Public Health Studies with a minor in Human Service Studies, Elon University, 2018). DIS Public Health Program, Spring 2017. Science and Health Program Assistant, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (Sociology, Dickinson College, 2019). Study abroad: DIS Prostitution and the Sex Trade Program, Fall 2017; Dickinson in Cameroon Program, Spring 2018. Senior Analyst, Enterprise Knowledge LLC., 2019-2021. With DIS since 2021.
North American Operations / Institutional Relations
M.S. (Marketing, Johns Hopkins University, 1996). B.A. (Political Science and Psychology, Dickinson College, 1983). Director, Child Development and Diversity Program at DIS, 2002-2005. Research analyst, U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1995-1998. Conference management, marketing, and education projects, 1988-1994. With DIS in Copenhagen 1999-2005 and in the U.S. since 2006.
B.A. (Psychology, with minors in Neuroscience and International Studies, Wake Forest University). With DIS since 2008.
B.A. (Strategic Communication with a minor in Urban Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018). Intern with Metropolitan Council (2015) and GSR Architecture (2017). DIS Strategic Communication Program, Fall 2017. Admissions Advisor at DIS, 2018-2021. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (Anthropology, Wake Forest University, 2018). International Program Assistant, Wake Forest & DIS, 2018-2019. Admissions Advisor, DIS, 2019-2021. Strategy & Design Coordinator, Jun Group, 2021.
Marketing and Communications Department
B.A. (Psychology, Writing Colleague Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2012). Studied abroad at DIS Copenhagen, Spring and Summer 2011. With DIS since 2013.
B.A. (Sociology and Communications & Media Studies, Tufts University, 2015). Studied abroad at DIS, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Graphic Design & Media Assistant, DIS, 2015-2016. Communications & Design Assistant, National Academy of Design, 2016-2017. Graphic Designer, DIS 2017-2019. Creative Design Manager, DIS, 2019-present.
M.A. (Technical and Professional Communication, Auburn University, 2019). B.A. (International Studies and Spanish, Colorado State University, 2011). Studied abroad at Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2009. Study Abroad Coordinator, Auburn University, 2011-2019. With DIS since 2019.
M.A. (English and Communications, Stockholm University, 2008). Studied abroad at Roskilde University, Denmark, 2007-2008. Copy Writer (QVARTZ, 2010-2019). With DIS since 2019.
M.A. (Transmedia Communication, Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2016). Studied abroad at University of Liverpool, England, UK, 2014. Marketing & Promotion Coordinator, Scanbox Entertainment, 2012-2016. Team Lead & Marketing Manager, Visual Meta GmbH, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (International Relations and Anthropology, Tufts University, 2018). DIS Cultural Diversity and Integration Program, Spring 2017. Video Production and Social Media Assistant at DIS, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (International Relations and Hispanic Studies, Connecticut College, 2020). Studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina, Fall 2018. Business Development Manager, AdAdapt, 2020. Customer Advisor, HolmrisB8, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
B.A. (Advertising and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon, 2020). DIS Sustainability Program, Fall 2018. Post Production Intern, Blue Chalk Media, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
Cand.merc.int., M.S. (Leadership and Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2010). B.S. (Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, 2004). DIS student, International Business and Economics Program, Spring 2003. Program Assistant, International Business & Economics, DIS, 2004-2005. Information Systems & Projects Assistant, DIS, 2005-2010. Executive Analyst, DIS, 2010-2014. Director, HR & New Business Development, DIS, 2014-2016. Director, Strategic Planning & Projects, DIS, 2016-2020.
M.A. (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen). B.A. (Art History and Pedagogy/Educational Studies, University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University). Visiting scholar at the University of Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Brown. Worked for EC Safer Internet Programme, recipient of an EU Lifelong Learning Programme grant for a project on cross-cultural learning. With DIS since 2014.
M.A. (English and Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2007). Studied abroad at Leeds University in England, 2002, and San Francisco State University in the U.S., 2005. Has worked at DIS in various positions as Homestay Coordinator, Student Affairs Coordinator, Recruitment Coordinator, and Cultural Immersion Coordinator, 2003-2012. Project Manager, New Business Development, DIS, 2014-2016. Project Manager, Project Department, DIS, 2016-present.
M.S. (International Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School). Has been part of a think tank advising the Ministry of Employment, and worked for various interest groups in Denmark and the EU. Part of the strategy group of a major Danish shipping company and now works as an independent consultant, specialised in corporate responsibility and sustainability. Previously taught courses on global business strategy, business ethics and intercultural communication at DIS. Project Manager, New Business Development, DIS, 2014-2016. Project Manager, Project Department, DIS, 2016-present.
M.Ed. (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment, University of Illinois - Chicago, 2018). B.A. (History & Political Science from the University of Minnesota, 2009). Grades & Reg. Asst. at the Learning Abroad Center, 2007-2009. Admin. Asst. for Off-Campus Studies at Carleton College, 2010-2012. DIS Academic Administrator, 2012-2016. Project Manager, Project Department, DIS, 2016-present. Data Protection Officer, 2018-present.
Cand.Soc. (International Development Studies, Roskilde University, 2013). Project Manager, Birketoften, 2013-2014. Project Employee, Danish Refugee Council, 2015. Housing Logistical Coordinator, DIS Study Abroad, 2015-2016. HR Partner, DIS, 2017-2020. Consultant, Københavns Kommune, 2021. With DIS since 2015.
Cand.Jur/M.S. (Law, Copenhagen University, 2002). Head of Section, Danish Refugee Council, 2002-2004. Head of Section, National Board of Industrial Injuries in Denmark, 2004-2005. Head of Section in various HR positions, Danish Court Administration, 2005-2015. Special HR Advisor, Ministry of Employment, 2015-2016. With DIS since 2017.
B.A. (Sociology, with specialization in employment law and organization, Kristianstad University, 2016). Social Insurance Secretary, Social Security Agency, 1989-1990. Marketing Assistant, Grindex AB, 1992-1997. Legal Secretary, Lindh Stabell Horten Lawfirm, 1997-2000. Marketing Assistant, OM Technology, 2000. Purchasing Manager, Sjödings AB, 2000-2002. Purchasing Manager, EAO, 2002-2005. Self-employed, Tereza's BodyCare, 2002-2011. Training Manager, SATS Sports Club, 2007-2008. Personal Trainer, World Class, 2008-2009. Recruiter, eData Solutions AB and Capitel Rekrytering AB, 2009. HR Manager/Consultant Manager, Lexicon IT-konsult, 2009-2016. HR Business Partner, Recipharm AB publ., 2016. HR Business Partner, Nynas AB, 2016-2021. With DIS since 2021.
Cand.jur, University of Copenhagen, 2010. Senior Consultant, Djøf, 2012-2021. With DIS since 2021.
VET (specializing in Public Administration at Niels Brock, 2008). Trainee with the Danish Board of Health, 2008-2010. Working as a Head Receptionist and Technical Translator Assistant, Salini Italy, 2012-2014. With DIS since 2015.
Cand. polit (Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1996). Diploma in Finance HD (R), 2004. Controller, YouSee, 1996-1998. Head of Finance Nordic & Baltics, Thompson Reuters, 1999-2006. Director, Business Planning & Analysis, Saxo Bank, 2007-2009. CFO, Danish Design Centre, 2009-2014. With DIS since 2014.
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Copenhagen Business School, 2002). Accounting consultant, Visma, 1997-1999. Accountant, Benjamin Media, 1999-2001. Co-founder, AccountHouse, 2001-2004. Financial controller, Benjamin Media, 2004-2006. Self-employed Financial consultant, 2006-2009. Accountant/Financial controller, Danish Design Centre, 2009-2014. Head of Finance and Human Resources, Danish Design Centre/Design Society, 2014-2016. With DIS since October 2016.
Diploma in Finance HD(R) (2015). Head of Finance JAKA Metal A/S, 1999-2004. Accountant COMX Networks A/S, 2004-2007. Financial Controller sbs rådgivning, 2007-2014. Controller KFI Erhvervsdrivende Fond, 2015-2017. With DIS since 2017.
Diploma in Finance HD(R) (1986). Assistant Auditor Geer & Lyngvig A/S, 1981-1986. Head of Finance, Cretex A/S, 1986-2001. Head of Finance, Scanigros A/S, 2001-2004. Chief Financial Controller, Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark A/S, 2004-2015. With DIS since 2015.
PA, Accountant, Sirius Company, 2009-2016. Accountant, Selecta A/S, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2018.
Accountant, 2001-2008 FLSmidth, 2008-2016 Billetkontoret, 2017-2019 Parknet FMBA. With DIS since 2019.
Controlling Assistant, DIS, 2005-2017. With DIS since 2021.
IT Development and Infrastructure
M.Sc. (Software Development, IT University of Copenhagen, 2005). B.Sc. (Computer Science and Information Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2003). FileMaker certified developer. Vice chairman of the Local Council for Amager (Amager Vest Lokaludvalg). Previously independent consultant/developer at ZorDesign and CTO at CODEO. With DIS since 2015.
M.Sc. (Systems Development, Åbo Akademi University, 1989). Certificate in Applied Sciences (Multi-media, Harvard Extension School, 1995). Certified IT project manager and FileMaker developer. Independent consultant and systems developer at CODEO. With DIS since 2015.
M.Sc (Cand.IT from a liaison between IT University Copenhagen and Roskilde University in Interdisciplinary IT Development, 2006). B.Sc. (Philosophy and Computer Science from Roskilde University 2001). Have worked in Academia 2000-2008 (as PC IT supporter, and as Consultant for e-learning and for IT collaboration), as well as 10 years of web development. With DIS since 2018.
M.Sc. (Software Development and Technology, IT University of Copenhagen, 2010). B.Sc. (Hons) (Business and Information Technology, London South Bank University, 2005). Associate at Saxo Bank, 2006-2008. Software Developer at Conwx, 2010-2011. IT Engineer at MAN Diesel & Turbo, 2011-2016. With DIS since 2016.
Data Technician, Technical Education Copenhagen, 2011. Data Technician at E. Pihl & Son, 2007-2011. System administrator at Edora A/S, 2011-2015. IT Administrator at Dyrenes Beskyttese, 2016-2020. IT Security Consultant at Solvo IT, working for Danmarks National Bank, 2020-2021. With DIS since 2021.
HTX/HH, Copenhagen Technical College, Copenhagen Business College, 1988-1994. Mesa University, Colorado, Liberal Arts, 1990-1991. Information Technology Technician, Aon, 2000-2020. Premier Technical Support Specialist, Lenovo, 2020-2021. With DIS since 2021.
IT Support in education since 2014. With DIS since 2021.
2 years of Interaction design, Aarhus University. IT technician with 14 years experience. With DIS since 2022.
IT Network and Electronics Technology, KEA, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
Educated Pipe Smith 1986. Worked with Facilities Management since. Head of Facilities in biotech company, 1999-2019. Educated Project Manager, 2009. Certified Facility Management (Danish Technological Institute), 2015. With DIS since 2019.
B.A. American Studies, Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2006. Daily Manager, Byggegruppen Entreprise 2013-2016, Project Manager Sandgrav Solutions 2016-18, Administrative Coordinator, Loop UX 2018-2020. Educated Project Manager, 2021. With DIS since 2021.
Educated Bike Mechanic, 15 years of experience in operation and maintenance of various buildings. With DIS Since 2020.
Educated Jointer in 2011, and Cabinet Maker in 2013. Worked with kitchen manufacturing with Nicolaj Bo between 2014-2021. With DIS since 2021.
Facilities Technician degree from 2020. Worked for Ulykkes Patient Foreningen from 2016-2021. With DIS since 2021.
Electrician, completed education in 1990. Electrician, 1990-1997. Self-employed bike shop owner, 1997-2020. With DIS since 2021.
B.A. (Education Studies & Cultural Studies, Roskilde University, 2021). With DIS since 2021.