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.
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).
Deputy Executive Director
Advanced Management Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2004); Master of Arts, St. John’s College (1991); Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Economics, State University of New York (1984). Vice President, External Relations and Program Development CIEE (1998-2008), Executive Vice President, Study Abroad, CIEE (2008-2012); Director of Program Development, DIS (2012-2014); Deputy Executive Director, DIS (2014-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 UC Berkeley 1993-1995. Taught Anthropology, Philosophy and Rhetoric at Stanford University 2002-12. Also taught classes at Hope House, a rehabilitation center in Redwood city, CA for female substance abusers and criminals, 2008-11. With DIS since 2012.
D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Food Microbiology and Hygiene), Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University CPH, 1993. CBA (Certificate of Business Administration), AVT, 2012. Laboratory Manager, Microbiology, Municipal Environmental and Food control units, 1993-1999. Food inspector & Epidemiology coordinator, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, 2000-2005. Quality consultant, SEGES, 2006. Head of Department & Consultant on ISO Management System Standards, Danish Standards, 2007-2014. Senior manager & Medical Device Specialist, LEO Pharma A/S, 2014-2017. With DIS since 2018.
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 Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard, MIT, 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. in Linguistics from University of Copenhagen, 2006. Teacher of Danish as 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.
BA (Cinema and Media Studies, Carleton College 2012). DIS Communication and Mass Media Program, Fall 2010. With DIS since 2013.
Academics / Office of Academic Support
M.A. (International Public Administration in Development Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1986). Manager of International Programs, California State University, Monterey Bay, 2005-2016; Coordinator, Academic Council for International Programs, California State University, 2010-2016; News and Public Information Officer, California State University, Monterey Bay, 1995-2005. Lecturer, Human Communications, 1995-2000, California State University, Monterey Bay. With DIS since 2017.
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.
M.A. in English from Copenhagen University, 2015 (minors in Sociology and History). Assistant Librarian at DIS since 2016.
Academics / Architecture & Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design Programs
B.A., Political Science (Århus University, 1985). Architect MAA (School of Architecture, Aarhus, 1992). Visiting Researcher (Cambridge University, 1994-95). 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.Sc., 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.
B.S., Industrial Design (Philadelphia University, 2017). DIS Furniture Design Program. Summer 2016. With DIS since 2017.
BFA in Interior Architecture (Pratt Institute, 2016). DIS Interior Architecture, Spring 2015. With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Art & Visual Culture, History, Literature, Philosophy Programs
Ph.D. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2014. M.A. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, 2009. B.S. in Philosophy and Sociology, Northeastern University, 2004. Fulbright Alumni, US-Denmark, 2013-2014. Areas of specialization: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Dialogue; Ethics; Aesthetics; Modern Philosophy; Philosophy and Literature. With DIS since 2015.
Cand.mag. (History, University of Copenhagen, 2017). B.A. (History, minor in Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2014). With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Biomedicine, Medical Practice & Policy, Neuroscience, and Public Health Programs
Ph.D. (Genetics, University of Copenhagen, 1993). Post-Doctoral Fellow, the US Human Genome Project, Washington University, School of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (1993-1995). Sr. Research Associate, Purdue University (1995-1998). Staff Scientist, Paradigm Genetics (1998-2002). Roles as Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Dean for Professional Education, North Carolina State University (2003-2014). Twelve years of educational innovation and research alliance building between universities and companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. With DIS since 2015.
Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, 2007), M.Sc. (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.
Ph.D. (Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017), MSc. (Neurobiology, University of Copenhagen, 2006), B.A. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Founder of CogniCation; cognitive communication. Has been conducting neuroscience research for approx. 10 years, investigating emotion processing in the brain using imaging. With DIS since 2012. Maternity cover for Louise Iversen.
M.Sc. and B.Sc. Public Health (University of Copenhagen, 2011/2007). Academic officer in the Planning Department (Quality and Development, Region Sjælland, 2011-2014). With DIS since 2014. Currently on maternity leave.
B.A. (Chemistry, Wesleyan University, 2011). Biomedicine & Biotechnology Program, DIS Fall 2009. With DIS since 2011.
B.A. in French with a minor in Communications, American University, Washington D.C. (1975). Junior year study abroad, Université de Grenoble, France. Work experience in the U.S.: Editorial Assistant, Agence France-Presse (1977-1990). Work experience in Denmark: Marketing Communications, Hewlett-Packard (1993-2005); Saxo Bank (2006-2008); Regulatory Affairs Associate, Novo Nordisk A/S (2009-2017). With DIS since March 2017.
B.S., Biology (Brown University, 2017). DIS Medical Practice and Policy Program, Spring 2016. With DIS since 2017.
B.S. (Biology and Anthropology, with minor in Arabic Language and Culture, Trinity College, 2017). DIS Public Health Program, Spring 2016. With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Child Development & Diversity Programs
Cand.comm. (Communication and Educational Studies, Roskilde University, 2004). B.A. (Speech and Communication, San Francisco State University, 1998). Interpreter and pedagogical supervisor for Turkish youth, Farum municipality, 1999-2000. With DIS since 2005.
Ph.D., Social work (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017), MSW, Community Health and Urban Development (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012), B.A. (Hons) Sociology (University of Dar es Salaam, 2005), Assistant Lecturer, Tanzania Institute of Social Work, 2007-2010. Project Coordinator, UNICEF Tanzania/Institute of Social Work, 2009. Research Assistant, Twinning Center/Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010-2012. Program Evaluation Specialist Midwest AIDs Training and Education Center (MATEC), University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012-2014. With DIS Since 2015.
MA. Dagtilbuds- og Indskolings Didaktik (Aarhus University, 2014). BA (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). DIS Program Assistant (2007-2008). Child Development and Diversity Program Assistant (2011-present). Pædagog in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen (2008-2010). With DIS since 2007. Currently on maternity leave.
B.A., Psychology (Gettysburg College, 2017). DIS Psychology Program, Fall 2015. DIS Child Development & Diversity Program, Spring 2016. With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Communication, Computer Science, Gender & Sexuality Studies, International Relations, Justice & Human Rights, Prostitution & the Sex Trade Programs
M.A. (Social Sciences, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University 2001), B.A. (Journalism & EU politics, Danmarks Journalisthøjskole & Utrecht University 1996). Head of Communication, Cevea Think Tank, 2014 – 15. Communication Consultant, Crisis & PR, 2013 – 2014. Team Coordinator, Danish Refugee Council, 2002 – 2013. Production Assistant, CNN, New York, 2001. On-Air Reporter, Producer & Anchor, DR Nyheder, Danish Broadcast Corporation, 1996 – 2002. Producer & Reporter, TV2 Østjylland, 1994 – 95. With DIS since 2015.
M.A. (Communication and International Development, University of Roskilde, 2001), B.A. (Business Administration, University of San Diego, 1995). Communications Advisor, Sampension, 2001-2002. Communication Advisor, Ballerup Kommune, 2002-2011. Communication Advisor, Danish Refugee Council, 2011-2016. With DIS since January 2017.
M.A. (English, University of Copenhagen, 2014), B.A. (English and Minority Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2010). Research Assistant at the Co-ordination for Gender Research at University of Copenhagen and Editorial Assistant at the research journal ’Women, Gender & Research’. With DIS since 2015.
B.A. (Psychology (history minor), Hawaii Pacific University, 2000). Project manager and International coordinator, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland, 2007-2014. International Team, Central administration, Professionshøjskolen UCC, 2015-2017. With DIS since 2017.
B.A. (Sociology, Davidson College, 2017). DIS LGBTQ in Europe, Fall 2015. With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Danish Language & Culture,
Swedish Language & Culture
Cand.mag. et art. (Danish, English, History of Art, University of Copenhagen 1983 and 2002). Teacher of Danish to foreigners since 1979. With DIS 1983-1991 and since 2004.
Cand. Mag. (International Business Communication, Syddansk University, 2017). B.A. (European Ethnology, University of Copenhagen, 2013). B.A. (Arthistory, University of Copenhagen). With DIS since 2010. Maternity cover for Kristina Lissau.
Academics / Environmental Science of the Arctic, European Politics, Sociology, Sustainability, Urban Studies Programs
M.A. (Scandinavian Philology, 2005). B.A. (Lithuanian and Danish Philology, U. 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.
Ph.D. in environmental engineering, DTU, 2011. Independent environmental consultant. Senior Consultant at Copenhagen Resource Institute and for the European Environment Agency on waste management policy in EU. Ph.D. School Manager and Ph.D. researcher at DTU, Denmark 2006-2011. Master of business strategy and environmental management, Bradford. With DIS since 2013. Maternity cover for Astrid M. Z. Bonde.
Ph.D. (Ancient DNA, Ice Cores and Climate Change), University of Copenhagen, 2011. M.Sc. (Conservation, evolution and population genetics), University of Copenhagen, 2007. Post.Doc. at Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, 2011-2013. Founder of Wilderness Inspire (2014). Consultant on citizen science and sustainable tourism with NORDECO (2014). Sales and product manager at Arctic Friend/Culture Adventure (2015). With DIS since 2015. Currently on maternity leave.
B.A. (International Relations, American University, 2016). DIS European Politics Program, Fall 2014. With DIS since 2016. Maternity cover for Janni Stubkjær Rasmussen.
Cand. Mag. (Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2013). BA (Science of Religion and Minority Studies, University of Aarhus, 2009). With DIS since 2015. Currently on maternity leave.
B.A. (Environmental Studies and Government Combined, St. Lawrence University, 2017). DIS Environmental Science of the Arctic Program, Spring 2016. With DIS since August 2017.
B.S. (Sport and Event Management, Elon University, 2017). The European Urban Experience: Why Cities Matter Program, Fall 2015. 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.S. (Economic Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, 2011). One study abroad semester (MBA course at Pacific Lutheran University WA, 2009). B.S. (Business Administration and Economics, Copenhagen Business School, 2008). Cambridge CAE Sydney, 2005. Worked as Account Manager at Smart & co. from 2011-2013. With DIS as Social Residential Advisor from 2010-2012 and returned as Assistant Program Director since 2013.
Master (International Business, Aarhus University, 2006), credits from Vienna University of Economics and University of California, Los Angeles. Danish born globalist, who has studied, lived and worked abroad for more than 7 years. Previous: Senior Export Advisor to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Customer Service Executive at British Airways covering the entire European market. Co-founder of the Youth Goodwilll Ambassador Corps. Currently Head of Department, Talent Attraction at Copenhagen Capacity. With DIS since Fall 2014.
B.S. (Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, 2017); DIS Positive Psychology Program Fall 2015. With DIS since 2017.
Academics / Psychology Program
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) & M.A. (Theology) Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA.(1992). Post Doctorate (Clinical Neuropsychology), UCLA/Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA. (2000-2002). Licensed Clinical Psychologist (California, USA), Specialist & Supervisor in Neuropsychology (Denmark). With DIS 1999-2000 and since 2003.
Cand. scient. soc. (International Development Studies & Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Center, 2006). Has previously worked as PR & Marketing Officer and Program Director for European Politics & Migration and Identity at DIS. With DIS since 2007.
B.A. Psychology, Classical Civilizations (Wheaton College MA, 2015). Positive Psychology Program, Spring 2014. With DIS since 2016
Cand. Merc. (Business Administration & Economics, SMC (Strategic Market Creation) Copenhagen Business School, 2011). BA (Business Administration & Economics, Service & Events Management, 2006). With DIS since 2017.
B.A. (English, Santa Clara University, 2017). DIS LGBTQ in Europe, Fall 2015. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Providence College, 2017). DIS Psychopharmacology Program, Spring 2016. With DIS since 2017.
B.A. (Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2016). DIS Psychopharmacology program, Spring 2015. With DIS since 2017.
Study Tours & Faculty-Led Programs
Cand. mag. (English, Odense U., 2000). Teaching position (English and Danish), Copenhagen (2002-05). Tour Leader, EF Educational Tours, UK (1998-2000). UK Area Manager, EF Educational Tours, Netherlands (2000-01). With DIS since 2005.
HD, (Graduate Diploma of Business Administration), CBS, 2015. AP, Economics, Copenhagen Business Academy, 2013. BM, 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.
B.S. (Biomedical Science, Grand Valley State University, 2012). DIS Medical Practice and Policy Program, Spring 2011. DIS Study Tours Coordinator, 2012-2016.
Degree in Tourism and Travel Management, Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College. 5 years experience in the travel industry as a travel consultant. With DIS since 2013.
BA.ling.merc. (American Studies & English), Copenhagen Business School, 2013). With DIS since 2010.
M.A. (Theater Science, Performance Studies and Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2014). Four years of experience in the travel industry as a tour leader and travel coordinator. With DIS since 2017.
B.A. (English, Trinity University, 2017); DIS Prostitution and the Sex Trade Program Fall 2015. With DIS since 2017.
B.A. (Geography, Macalester College, 2015). DIS Urban Design, Spring 2014. With DIS since 2018.
B.S. (Psychology and Liberal Studies, Santa Clara University, 2016). DIS Positive Psychology Program, Fall 2014. With DIS since 2016.
Housing & Student Affairs
Cand. scient. soc. (International Development Studies & Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Center, 2005). B.A. (French and English with specialization in Int. Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). Studied abroad: Université de Montpellier, France (2001); U.S. (91/92). With DIS since 2004.
Housing: Host Team
Cand. scient. anth. (Social Anthropology, U. 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, USA (1991/92) and Youth For Understanding exchangee, Argentina (1995/96). 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. (Political Science, Aarhus University, 2010). BA (English Language and Culture, Aarhus University, 2007). Specialization in American Politics and Culture. Previous experience in public and private fundraising as well as project management within sustainability. With DIS since 2014.
Cand.mag. (Cultural Encounters and Communication, Roskilde University 2016). Specialization in multiculturalism and intercultural communication. Previous work experience includes teaching assistant (2014-2016) and external lecturer (2016), Child Development and Diversity Program, DIS. With DIS since 2014.
Housing: Shared Housing Team
Cand.soc. (Social Work, University of Aalborg, 2010). B.A. (Gender Studies, Indiana University, 2001). Working to develop the interdisciplinary fields of academics and student affairs in study abroad. Currently the Living & Learning Community Coordinator, and a faculty member in the Gender & Sexuality program at DIS. With DIS since 2010.
Manager, London (1997). Århus Business School (2000). Industrial Designer, TEKO Herning (2004). Various positions: Key account manager, advertisement/sales (2006-2009). With DIS since 2009.
Cand.mag., Culture, Communication and Globalization, Aalborg University, 2009. BA., International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School, 2005. Studied abroad: ITAM, Mexico, 2008; USAC, Chile, 2004; AFS Interkultur, Venezuela, 1996-1997. With DIS since 2011.
Cand.mag. (Public Health, Sustainable development, Roskilde University, 2012). B.A. (Communication, Public Health, Roskilde University, 2009). Life Coach (Mindjuice Academy, 2013). Background within Event Planning, Counseling and Coaching. Working to empower young adults' development of new life skills and their understanding of other cultures. With DIS since 2017.
Cand. scient. soc. (International Development Studies & Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Center, 2005). BA (French and English business languages with specialization in Int'l Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). Studied abroad: L'IESEG, France (2000); U. of East London, UK (2003). With DIS since 2002.
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 again since 2015.
Cand.mag. (History and English, University of Copenhagen, 2009) with specialization in national identity. With DIS since 2007.
Bachelor in International Hospitality Management, Copenhagen Business Academy 2011. Restaurant Supervisor, Crowne Plaza Hotel Kingston Jamaica, 1996-98. Service Coordinator, Nordea Bank A/S, 2007-08. Service Coordinator, Bluegarden A/S 2008. Café Owner, 2011 – 2013. Conference Coordinator, Novo Nordisk A/S 2014–2016. With DIS since 2016.
MSc. International Public Relations and Communications (Manchester Metropolitan University, England, and UNC Charlotte, USA). BA Sport Management (University of Bedfordshire, England). Previously worked in the football industry. With DIS since 2014.
B.A. Nursing (VIA University College, Aarhus, 2013). Reg. Nurse, Department of Infectious Diseases, Hvidovre Hospital, 2013-2017. With DIS since 2017.
Cand.soc (M.Sc in Social Science in International Economics & Business Administration, Roskilde University, 2016). HA (B.Sc in International Business Administration, Roskilde University, 2014). AP Degree in International Marketing Management (Copenhagen Business, 2011). With DIS since 2015.
B.A. (Economics, Skidmore College, 2017). DIS Globalization and European Economies Program, Spring 2016. With DIS since 2017.
Health & Safety
Juris Doctor, William Mitchell School of Law (2014); Master of Arts in Education Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota (2007); Bachelor of Science in 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); Director of Health and Safety, DIS (2015-present). NAFSA Health and Safety Subcommittee leadership (2011-2014); Interassociational Health and Safety Committee (2008-2015); Standard 8 Work Group (2009-2010) and Title IX Work Group (2015), Forum on Education Abroad. With DIS since 2015.
B.A. (Journalism, University of St. Thomas, 1989). Work at Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota (2002-04). With DIS in Minneapolis since 2004.
DIS in Stockholm
BA Hons (Joint Honours English Lit/Philosophy, University College Cork, 1995). Film Researcher/Creative Facilitator at Alexander Dunlop 1998 – 2010. English teacher at Folkuniversitetet Stockholm 2008 – 2016. Head Teacher Folkuniversitetet 2013 – 2015. With DIS Stockholm since 2016.
B.A. in European Business – Dublin City University, Ireland 2007 & German Diploma in European Business – ESB Business School Reutlingen, Germany 2007. Studied abroad as exchange student from Germany to Sweden in 97/98 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 Stockholm since 2016.
B.A. in International Economics and Business Administration at University of Lund, M.B.A. at Drexel University and studies at University of Pennsylvania, Psychology Program at University of Stockholm 1993-95. Management consultant with Indevo Consulting 1985-93, Leadership Development and HR with Handelsbanken 1995-2001, Director of Personnel at AMF Pension 2001-09. Statens Muséer för Världskultur, Kungliga Konsthögskolan and AFS-Interkulturell Utbildning 2010-2016. With DIS Stockholm from 2017.
M.A. (Marketing and Organizational management, Uppsala University, 2011). Business developer, RootMusic, 2010. Founder, MCT Design, 2010-2011. Economy and Hotel Supervisor, Apollo, 2011-2015. Assistance Coordinator, SOS International, 2015-2016. With DIS Stockholm since 2016.
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.
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 2001-02 and in Minneapolis since 2002.
B.A. (Criminology, Stonehill College, 2013). DIS Justice and Human Rights and Sociology programs (2011-2012). Study abroad intern: University of South Carolina (2013-2014). With DIS since 2014.
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.
North American Operations / Enrollment Services
M.Ed. (Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse). B.S. (Family Social Science, U. of Minnesota, 2001). DIS student (spring 1999). With DIS in Minneapolis since 2000.
M.A. (International Education, SIT Graduate Institute, 2017). B.A. (Communication Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2012). Study abroad: Gustavus Italian Sports & Culture (2011); Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia (2011); Taught English in Thailand (2012-13). With DIS since 2013.
B.A. (Scandinavian Studies and History, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2012). DIS Public Health in Northern Europe, Summer 2011. With DIS since 2013.
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 in North America since 2016.
B.A. (Environmental Studies & Psychology, Macalester College, 2015). DIS Sustainability in Europe Program, Fall 2013. DIS Housing & Student Affairs Assistant, 2016-2017. With DIS since 2016.
B.A. (Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 2013). DIS Positive Psychology Program, Fall 2011. Assistant Director of Admission, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2014-2017. With DIS since 2017.
North American Operations / Institutional Relations
M.S. (Marketing, Johns Hopkins U., 1996). B.A. (Political Science and Psychology, Dickinson College, 1983). Director, Child Development and Diversity Program, DIS (2002-05). Research analyst, U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, (1995-98). Conference management, marketing, and education projects, (1988-94). With DIS in Copenhagen 1999-2005, in U.S. since 2006.
BA (Psychology with minors in Neuroscience and International Studies, Wake Forest University). With DIS since 2008. Currently on maternity leave.
Bachelor of Architecture (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo). DIS Architecture and Design Program, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007. Winner of Design Village's Most Sustainable and Most Transportable awards in 2008. Freelance Sandwich Artist. With DIS since 2009.
Current M.S. Candidate (Global Student Mobility, Northeastern University College of Professional Studies). B.S. (Biology, Hobart and William Smith, 2011). DIS Public Health student Fall 2009. DIS, Science and Health Program Assistant, 2012-2013. Compliance Manager, EF High School Exchange Year, 2013-2016. Full-time with DIS since 2016.
M.A. (International Education Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, 2017). B.A. (Sport Management, Washington State University, 2009). DIS Cross-Cultural Communication Program, Fall 2006. With DIS since 2017. Maternity cover for Jamie Cathell.
B.A. (Interdisciplinary Studies, Northwestern College, 2009). Studied abroad in Jerusalem and Berlin. Study Abroad Advisor, Vanderbilt University, 2015-2017. With DIS since 2017.
Marketing & Communications Department
B.A. English and Communications, Villanova University (2002). Interned Abroad: Central Holdings, Luxemburg (1999). Studied Abroad: Wollongong University, Australia (2001). Assistant Director with IFSA-Butler, New Zealand (2005-07). Strategic Marketing Manager with CIEE, U.S. (2007-11). With DIS since 2011.
M.Sc. in E-Business, IT University of Copenhagen (2004). B.Sc. in Business Languages (English, French), Copenhagen Business School (2001). Studied abroad at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France (2000). Working experience: Web master with Phase One (2011-2014). Web master with Radiometer (2005-2010). With DIS since 2015.
B.A. in Psychology, Writing Colleagues, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2012. Studied abroad at DIS Copenhagen, Spring and Summer 2011. With DIS since 2013.
M.A. in Corporate Communication (Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences, 2014). B.A. in Marketing and Management Communication (Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences, 2011). Studied abroad at University of South Florida, 2010. With DIS since 2015.
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. With DIS as Graphic Designer since 2017.
B.A. Media & Journalism (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017). DIS New Media & Changing Communities Program, Fall 2016. With DIS since 2017.
Strategic Planning & Projects
Cand.merc.int., MSc. in Leadership and Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School (2010). BSc. in 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 – present).
Master of Arts in English and Political Science from 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, Strategic Planning & Projects, DIS (2016 – present).
MSc in International Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School (CBS). 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, Strategic Planning & Projects, DIS (2016 – present).
B.A. in 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.
Cand Jur./MSc in Law (Copenhagen University, 1994), BSc(H) in Social Science with psychological studies (Open University, UK, 2014). Lawyer at the National Danish labor Market Authority (1994-1997). HR Business Partner, Novo Nordisk (1997-2001). Self-employed consultant (2001-2006). Head of personnel department, Danish Church Aid (2006). Intercultural competences achieved from living 10 years overseas (Middle East and Central Asia). HR-supervisor and student counselor, DIS (2015-2016). HR Manager, DIS (2016 – present).
Cand.Jur/MSc in 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.
Cand.soc. (International Development Studies & Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, 2013) B.A. (English with specialization in Int. Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School, 2010) Studied abroad: University of Newcastle, Australia (2009), Trainee position Shanghai, China (2011). DIS Housing Logistical Coordinator, 2015-2016.
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, U. 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.
Salary accounting in various Danish Unions (1989-2003). Self employed (2003-2006). Salary accounting in an employment agency (2006-2008). Managing payout of pensions in Uni-pension (2009-2010). With DIS since 2010.
Panum Institute University of Copenhagen (1997-2000), Business College (2006-08). Thesis in Public Administration, Prime Minister's Office (2007-09). Accountant in the Prime Minister's office (2009-11). Accountant in the prison service (2011-12). Accounts Assistant in Jönsson build Branched (2012-13). With DIS since 2014.
Accountant, Jönsson A/S (2012-2013). Controller, Novasol A/S (2010-2012). Accountant, McKinsey & Co. (1997-2010). With DIS since 2014.
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.
B.Sc. (Hons) (Applied Computer Science, University of Winnipeg, 2008). System Developer at Manitoba Hydro (2008 - 2016). With DIS since 2016.
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.
M.Sc. (Sustainable Development, University of Exeter, 2010). B.A. (Environmental Studies, University of Exeter, 2009), B.A. (History, Sonoma State University, 1978). Leadership positions in Agenda 21, Nature Conservation and Human Rights Organizations. Member of Copenhagen District Council Committee on Environment and Transportation and Urban Garden Network. With DIS 1985-98 and since 2002.
Working within IT Systems since 1994, Techcom & Co as IT Operations Administrator (2000, 2003), Siemens Business Services as Manager for Onsite support PFA (2004-2008), PFA as IT Service Coordinator (2008-09), NNIT as Operations Specialist (2009-13). Microsoft certified IT Professional, ITIL certified. At DIS since 2014.
Working within IT since 1997 both as System administrator, Supporter and Coordinator. IT supporter working with Faculty, Administration and Students, Roskilde University, 2011-2015. Before IT I worked in the Army for 10 years and in the Navy for 5 years. With DIS since 2015.
Working within IT since 2013, in Falck IT Helpdesk. I took the IT-Support education at TEC Ballerup. With DIS since 2015.
Working within IT since 2013. I have worked at Roskilde University from 2013-2015. I finished my IT supporter education from TEC Ballerup in august 2015. With DIS since January 2016.
B.A. (Computer Science, Carleton College, 2017). DIS Game Development: Programming and Practice Program, Fall 2015. With DIS since 2017.
BSc Economy (Odense University 1976) and BCom (Odense University 1978). Financial manager and director, Politikens Forlag A/S (1986 – 2001). Financial director, DIEU A/S (2001 – 2007). With DIS since 2007.
Arkitekt, M. A. A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1997). Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design (Columbia University, New York, 1998). Employment at architectural offices in Prague, Copenhagen and New York. DIS Program Director, Architecture, Design & Urban Studies (2008-13). Project Manager, New Business Development, DIS (2015-2016). Director of Properties, DIS (2017 – present).
Have worked in construction and facility management for 10 years. Operational Coordinator at Ejendomsvirke (2010-2015). Assistant Manager at Sjælsø Gruppen (2006-2010). Has also been self employed as a manager within the music industry and as a shop owner. Has been a visiting family host for DIS students since 2011. With DIS since 2015.
Facilities Supervisor, Tellabs Denmark (2001-05), Distribution Center Manager, Avery Dennison Scandinavia (1999-2001), Self-employed (1996-99), Plant Manager, c.b. Island Fisheries, Canada (1988-96). With DIS since 2006.
Søren has a career and education in both plumbing, carpenter tasks, painting and electricity work. He had his own firm “Biga Køkken og Bad” from (1980-2008) and worked as a technician in “Dansk Supermarked” 2008-2010. With DIS since 2010.
Adam is an educated electrician, but has worked in carpentry, painting and plumbing tasks for the past few years. He has worked in England as an electrician from 2005-2010. In Denmark, he has worked for Spis i Nyhavn as a handyman from 2010-2017. With DIS since 2017.
Michael has an education in inventory management (1994). He has worked with ISS Skadeservice until 2002. After this he became self-employed and worked with damage control and property service (2002-2017). With DIS since 2017.