Meet Our Staff

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

Malene Torp

Executive Director

Cand. scient. pol. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2001). Fulbright Scholar, New York University, 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. With DIS since 2001.

DIS Executive Director, Malene Torp

Martin Hogan

Director and Special Advisor to the Executive Director

AMP (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2004). M.A. (St. John’s College, 1991). B.S. (State University of New York, 1984). 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. 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.  With DIS since 2012.

DIS Deputy Executive Director, Martin Hogan


Helle Rytkønen

Academic Director

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.

Lisbeth Lauritzen

Senior Academic Coordinator

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.

Nya Oxfeldt Jensen

Senior Academic Coordinator

Cand.comm (International Development Studies, Roskilde University, 2001). B.A. (Business Administration, University of San Diego, 1995). Communications Consultant, Sampension, 2001-2002. Communications Consultant, Ballerup Kommune, 2002-2011. Communications consultant, Danish Refugee Council, 2011-2017. Assistant Program Director, DIS, 2017-2020. Special Consultant, Administrations- og Servicestyrelsen, 2021-2022.  With DIS 2017-2020 and since 2022.

Morgan Menninger

Academic Assistant

B.A. (Youth & Community Studies, Minor in Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2022). Receptionist, Car Source, every summer 2018-2022. Assistant Diving Coach, Longhorn Aquatics, 2021. With DIS since 2022.

Jade McMahon

Academic Assistant

B.A. (Political Science and Global Development Studies, Grinnell College, 2022). DIS Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict Student, Spring 2021. Support Assistant, Grinnell College Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 2019-2020. Intern, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 2020. Intern, United States Senate Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, 2021. Treasurer, Grinnell College Student Government Association, 2020-2022.  With DIS since 2022.

Spencer (Sonny) Penrose

Academic Assistant

B.A. (Psychology with minors in Biology as well as Human Sexuality, Indiana University, 2022). Student at DIS in 2021. With DIS since 2022.

Gerald Reed Dolan

Academic Assistant

B.A., Urban Studies, Vassar College, 2022. DIS Student in Spring 2020. Planning assistant, Ipswich Planning Department, April – June 2022.  Paralegal, Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLP, July – December 2022. With DIS since 2023.

Academics / Academic Support

Shade’ Osifuye

Academic Counselor and Accommodations Specialist

M.A. (Multicultural Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota, 2014). B.S. (Biological Sciences and African/African American Studies, University of Minnesota, 2009). Assistant Director of the Student Disability Center, Colorado State University, 2021. Education Abroad Coordinator, Colorado State University, 2019-2021. Accessibility Specialist, Minneapolis College, 2017-2019. With DIS since 2021.

Teresa Bengtsson

Academic Accommodations Testing Coordinator

Cand.mag. (Advanced Migration Studies, Copenhagen University). B.A., in Global Humanities (Communications and Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University Center). Conference Coordinator, 21st Nordic Migration Research Conference, Copenhagen University, 2022. Consultant, M.A. in Advanced Migration Studies, Copenhagen University, 2021. External Faculty, DIS, 2021-present. With DIS since 2013.

Academics / Architecture and Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Urban Studies Programs

Natalie Jeffers-Hansen

Program Director

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.

Natalie Jeffers-Hansen, Program Manager at DIS

Nina Park

Academic Coordinator

Cand.des. (Design for Play, Communication Design, Designskolen Kolding, 2022), B.F.A (Art Direction/Advertising, Pratt Institute, 2019). Program Assistant, Architecture & Design, DIS, 2019-2020. UX/UI Designer, DigiHub, 2020-2021. Student Intern/Designer, BørneRiget/Mary Elizabeths Hospital, 2021. Student Assistant, Academic Administration, DIS, 2021-2022. External Lecturer, Graphic Design Foundations, DIS, 2022. Academic Coordinator, DIS, 2022-present. With DIS since 2019.

Academics / Art and Visual Culture, Communication, Danish Language and Culture, History, Literature, Philosophy, Swedish Language and Culture Programs

Andreas Brøgger

Program Director

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.

Andreas Brøgger, Program Director at DIS

Anders Larsen

Faculty and Academic Consultant

Cand.mag. (History and English with specialization in national identity, University of Copenhagen, 2009). With DIS since 2007.


Marie Meier

Academic Coordinator

Ph.D. (History of Experience, University of Copenhagen, 2022). Visiting Scholar (Max Planck Institute Berlin, Center for the History of Emotions, 2020). Master in Second Language Acquisition (The Danish School of Education, 2013). M.A. (Angewandte Literaturwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin, 2007), B.A. (Comparative Literature and Modern Culture Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Language instructor, Copenhagen Language Center, 2009-2018. Podcast producer, CBS, Department of Leadership, Politics and Philosophy, 2009. Scientific Assistant, The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen, 2022) Science editor, Eftertryk, 2021-present. With DIS since 2022.

Rhina Svanberg Lindhøj

Academic Coordinator

M.A. (History, University of Copenhagen, 2017). B.A. (History and elective in Religious Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2011). Vice President, QA-Programme, 2013-2014. General manager, Pausa Lda, 2018-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Academics / Biomedicine, Medical Practice and Policy, Neuroscience, and Public Health Programs

Susana Dietrich

Program Director

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.

Louise Bagger Iversen

Assistant Program Director

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.

Philippa Yolanda Carey

Program Coordinator

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

Natalia Landázuri Sáenz

Program Director

Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2005). Postdoctoral fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Associate Professor Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Fulbright scholar (1999-2001). Research in genetic engineering, cell and gene delivery vehicles, mathematical modeling, bioengineering approaches for 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

Ian Samuel Terkildsen

Director of Custom Programs

HD (Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, 2015). AP (Economics, Copenhagen Business Academy, 2013). BM (Music Theory, New England Conservatory, 1999). Manager of Operations, Kuoni Destination Management, 2003-2007. DIS Study Tours Associate Director, 2007-2021. DIS faculty, 2010-2018. Member of the DIS Board, 2013-2023, Vice Chair, 2014-2022.  With DIS since 2007.

Ian Samuel Terkildsen, Associate Director of Study Tours and Faculty Led Programs at DIS

Zoé Kilbourne

Manager of Custom Programs

B.S. (Biomedical Science, Grand Valley State University, 2012). DIS Medical Practice and Policy Program, Spring 2011. DIS Science and Health Programs Assistant, 2012–2014. DIS Study Tours Coordinator, 2012-2016.

Annie Hesse

Custom Programs Coordinator

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.

Academics / Environment, Politics, Society, Justice and Human Rights, Prostitution and the Sex Trade, and Terrorism and Security Programs

Neringa Bigailaite

Program Director

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.

DIS Academics, Neringa Bigailaite

Embla Thorsdottir

Academic Coordinator

M.A. (Medieval Studies, University of Iceland, 2014, ABT). B.A. (Psychology, Hawaii Pacific University, 2000).  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

Susanne Goul Hovmand

Program Director

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.

Susanne Hovmand, Program Director at DIS

Wei Feng Svendsen

Academic Coordinator

M.A. (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Hunan University, 2000). Administrative Coordinator, Copenhagen Business School, 2014-2020. With DIS since 2021.

Academics / Learning Lab

Esben Lydiksen

Director of Learning Lab

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.

Esben Lydiksen, Learning Technology Manager at DIS

Diana Ejsing Werge

Academic Information Specialist

Cand.Mag. (Culture and Communication, University of Southern Denmark 2015). Bsc. (Library and Information science, University of Copenhagen, IVA, 2013). Librarian, event- and project manager at various public libraries, 2016-2020. With DIS since 2022.

Academics / Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development Programs

Suman Ambwani

Program Director

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. Associate Professor (formerly Assistant Professor and formerly Department Chair) of Psychology, Dickinson College, 2008-present. 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. With DIS since 2021.  

Eleftherios Saftis

Assistant Program Director

MSc. (Health Psychology, City University, UK, 2002). BSc. (hons) (Psychology, City University, UK, 2000). Cert. (Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents College, 2005). Practice Teacher Award (Brunel University, 2006). PgD (Chartered Institute of Housing, Leading Places of Change Chartered Institute of Housing, UK). Psychoanalytic Foundation Certificate, Centre for Freudian Analysis and Training, 2013. Psychoanalytic training, Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, 2009-2014. Freuds Agora Copenhagen member of Psychoanalytic Association. Greek Military, 2002-2003. Psychologist, Mental Health Project Worker, 2004-2005. Look Ahead Housing and Care, Project Manager, 2005-2007. Community Housing and Therapy, Senior Project Manager, 2007-2011. Community Housing and Therapy, Clinical Director, 2011-2014. Community Housing and Therapy, Oxleas NHS. Trust, 2012-2014. Forensic Psychotherapist. DIS Psychology Lecturer 2015-2022. With DIS since 2015.

Jennifer Smith

Program Coordinator

B.A. (Psychology, Classical Civilizations, Wheaton College - Massachusetts, 2015). DIS Psychology Program, Spring 2014. With DIS since 2016.

Academics / Study Tours

Charlotte Dalsgaard


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.

Julie Uhrskov Nielsen

Senior Manager of Study Tour Operations

B.A.ling.merc. (American Studies & English, Copenhagen Business School, 2013). With DIS since 2010.

Anja Brink

Travel Coordinator

Business Travel Consultant, Niels Brock, 1995. Worked in various Business Travel agencies and their implants offices, such as American Embassy Copenhagen, Copenhagen Airport, and DR. With DIS since 2022.  

Ursula Beck

Study Tours Coordinator

M.F.A. (Critical & Pedagogical Studies, Lund University, 2019). B.A. (Studio Art, University of Puget Sound, 2013). CELTA, Teaching ESL (University of Cambridge, 2021). DIS European Humanities (Fall 2011). Exchange, Sustainability & Environmental Action (School for International Training, Spring 2012). Program Director & Youth Counselor, YMCA, 2009-2013. Housing & Student Affairs Assistant, DIS, 2015-2016.  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.

Sara Jensen

Study Tours Coordinator

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.

Ziri Burman Voss

Study Tours Coordinator

Social Science program, Kungsholmens Gymnasium, 2022. Exchange year, Elkmont High School, 2019-2020. Reception manager, Kapellskärs camping och vandrarhem, 2021-2022. Store manager, Teijas Skateshop, 2020. Coach, Stockholms Allmänna Skridskoklubb, 2015-2020. With DIS since 2022.

Nicolai Karl Madsen

Study Tours Coordinator

Cand.Comm. (Performance Design & Business Studies, Roskilde University, 2020).  Foyer Assistant, DR Koncerthuset, 2014-present. Costumer Service emplyoee, DR Koncerthuset, 2018-2019. Tour Guide, DR Koncerthuset, 2012-2020. Project Assistant, Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen, 2019. Project Manager, Copenhagen Medical, 2020-2021. With DIS since 2022.

Nadja Rømer Andersen

Study Tours Coordinator

M.S. (Global Studies and International Development Studies, Roskilde Universitet, 2021). B.S. (International Studies, Roskilde Universitet, 2015). With DIS since 2022.

Student Affairs

Anette Frederiksen

Director of Organizational Development and Student Affairs

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.

Organizational Development

Rikke Kolbech Gudiksen

Project Manager

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. With DIS since 2014.

Rikke Kolbech, Project Manager at DIS

Anne Skjødt Møller

Project Manager

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.

Swenyu Hu

Project Portfolio Manager & Assistant to the Executive Team, 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. With DIS since 2004.

DIS HR and New Business Operations, Swenyu Hu

Housing and Student Life Management

Adrianne Sullivan

Director of 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.

DIS Housing and Student Services, Adrianne Sullivan

Jesper Hansen

Manager of Student Housing

Cand. Mag. (English and Political Science, Aarhus University, 2010). Project Coordinator, Global Citizen, 2010-2014. With DIS since 2014.

Helle Gjerlufsen

Manager, Care Team

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.

Tine Hegaard

Manager of Housing Administration

Cand.mag, English (American Studies and Post-Colonial Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2005). Administrative Assistant, Vallensbæk Kommune, 2006-2018. Shared Housing Administrative Coordinator, DIS, 2019-2022. With DIS since 2019.  

Housing: Host Team

Susanne Gammeltoft Rasmussen

Host Team Coordinator

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.

Elizabeth Adams

Housing Coordinator

Cand. mag. (English, Copenhagen University, 2015). Assistant Librarian, DIS, 2016-2020. Sub-editor, Strillo, 2021. With DIS since 2021.

Housing: Shared Housing Team

Amanda Wright

Senior Community Advisor

Cand.soc. (International Relations and Development, Aalborg University, 2017). B.A. (Philosophy, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013). Sustainability Engagement Officer, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013-15. Teacher, Montessori International Preschool, 2015-17. Green Living and Learning Community Coordinator at DIS, 2022. With DIS since 2019.  

Erika Del Cid

Senior Community Advisor

Cand.Mag. (Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2018). B.A. (International Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011). Immigrant Community Outreach Coordinator, Prince William County Public Schools, 2012-2014. With DIS since 2019. 

Devin Hedegaard

Community Advisor

Cand.Mag (Learning and Innovative Change, Aalborg University, 2020).  Event organizer and substitute teacher, Efterskolen Epos, 2016-2018. Student Counselor, Institute for Culture & Learning at Aalborg University, 2019-2020. Coordinator, LGBT+ Denmark, 2021.  With DIS since 2021.

Brandon Schell

Community Advisor

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.  

Velina Angelova Andersen

Community Advisor

Cand. mag (Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2017). Partner, Bike & Bloom, 2017-2020. With DIS since 2021.

Akvilė Buitvydaitė

Community Advisor

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. Internships in India (2009) and Mozambique (2008). Team Teacher, Teacher Training College DNS Denmark, 2010-2011. Lithuania Organizer of African Days festival, 2012. Vilnius, Lithuania Education project Creative Partnerships, 2012-2013. Copenhagen Teacher at Bilingual Kindergarten Sunny Grove, 2011-2014.  Workshops on natural dyeing, freelancing, 2020.With DIS since 2021.

Meagan Gonzalez

Community Advisor

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.

Ben Davids

Community Advisor

B.A. (Philosophy, Furman University, 2020). Admissions Assistant, Furman University, 2016-2020. Student Coordinator for New Student Orientation, Furman University, 2018-2019. Operations Specialist, InvestiNet, 2020. Director of Beverage and Training, Methodical Coffee, 2020-2022. Housing & Student Life Assistant, 2022-2023. With DIS since 2022.

Housing: Kollegium Administration

Katrin Helena Kuslap

Administrative Coordinator

M.Mus. (Voice with Pedagogy, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, 2021). B.A. (Voice, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, 2019). Director's assistant for opera production, Theatre Vanemuine, 2014. Music teacher (substitute), Tartu Catholic Education Center, 2016. Opera singer/Voice actor, freelance, 2017-present. Student Hub/Facilities/Library assistant, DIS, 2017-2021. Choir artist, Danish Radio, 2022-present. COVID-19 Coordinator, DIS, 2022. With DIS since 2017.

Trine Pernille Petersen

Kollegium Administrator

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.

Care Team

Camilla Stensdal

Student Life Coordinator

RN (VIA University College, Aarhus, 2013) M.Sc. (Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2021-present). Registered Nurse, Department of Infectious Diseases, Hvidovre Hospital, 2013-2015. Student Affairs Coordinator, DIS, 2017-2020.

Amanda Pedersen

Student Life Coordinator

Cand.mag.comm., Cultural Encounters and Communication, Roskilde University, 2022. Student Counselor, City University of New York, 2012 to 2013. English tutor and invigilator, Aston University, 2014 to 2015. Volunteer, Danskeflytninghjælp, 2018 to 2020. Student Affairs Coordinator, Roskilde University, 2020 to 2022.

Katalin Keébe

Student Life Assistant

Msc (Integrated Health Sciences and public health, Kristianstad University, 2021 -present). Msc (Global Refugee Studies – transcultural psychotherapy, Aalborg University, 2017). Bsc (Psychology, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, 2013). Behavioral analyst, certified grief counselor (IAOTH, 2021). Clinical social worker, Mændenes Hjem 2018-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Student Hub, Outreach and Community

Samantha Robbins

Student Hub Coordinator

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.

Samantha Marie Strachen

Student Hub Assistant

LL.M (International Human Rights, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2013). B.A. (International Human Rights, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2011). DIS Migration and Identity Program, Fall 2010. Executive/Personal Assistant, Claim Masters Inc., 2013-2018. Marketing Assistant, Claim Masters Inc., 2020-2021. COVID-19 Response Coordinator, DIS, 2022. With DIS since 2022.

Tom Mulinda

Student Hub Assistant

Cand. Soc. M.A. (International Relations and Development, Aalborg University 2017). Facilities Assistant, Roche Pharmaceuticals, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2019.

Chiara Adorno

Events and Student Activities Assistant

M.Sc. (Business and Communications, Roskilde University, 2020). International Coordinator, Roskilde University 2018-2020. Head of Communications, Station, 2020-2021. Communication Coordinator, International Diabetes Federation, 2021. With DIS since 2022.

Luiza Mury Scalco

Community and Outreach Specialist

M.Sc. (Development and International Relations, Aalborg University, 2014). Absalon Crew, Absalon Folkethus, 2015-2016. Substitute, Grace homeless shelter (Blå Kors), 2015-2019. Fundraising Coordinator and Project Manager, GivRum, 2017-2018. With DIS since 2019.

Noah Pott

Housing & Student Life Assistant

B.A. (Theater and Music, Bates College, 2022). Global Ambassador, Bates College Center for Global Education, 2021-2022. Senior Fellow, Tour Guide, and Receptionist, Bates College Office of Admission, 2019-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Health & Safety

Stacey Tsantir

Director of 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.

Stephanie Bowman

Student Support and Wellbeing Advisor

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.

Selena Erstad

Senior Health, Safety, and Student Support Associate

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

Tina Mangieri

Associate Academic Director

Ph.D. (Geography, UNC Chapel Hill, 2007). Field Director & Principal Investigator, International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc., Honolulu. Archaeology Field School Instructor, Stockholm University & University of Guam. Cartographer, Yemen Project, Royal Ontario Museum. Academic Director, Associate Academic Dean & Academic Dean for Africa, SIT Study Abroad. Fulbright scholar, Kenya (University of Nairobi - cultural, economic, urban geography). Assistant Professor, Geography, Texas A&M University. Assistant Professor, Champlain College. Director of Experiential Education, NYU Abu Dhabi. Associate Dean for Global Education, Bates College. With DIS since 2018.

Marcel Grüninger

Associate Director of Housing & Student Affairs

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.

Marcel Grüninger, manager at Housing & Student Affairs in Stockholm

Susanne Evang

Academic Coordinator

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 since 2018.

Serena Nicole Robertson

Academic Coordinator

M.A. (Higher Education Leadership, Northeastern Illinois University, 2021). B.A. (Music, North Park University). Study Abroad: Spanish Language & Literature, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, 2016. Community Outreach Specialist, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, 2016-2018. College Success Associate, Evanston Scholars, 2020-2022. With DIS since 2022.

McKenna Keyes

Student Life Coordinator

M.Sc. (Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University, 2021). B.A. (History, Yale University, 2014). Study Abroad Peer Adviser, Yale University, 2012-2014. CIEE Advanced Liberal Arts, Universidad de Sevilla, 2012. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Madrid, Spain, 2014-2015. U.S. Program Associate, U.S.-Spain Fulbright Commission, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2019.

Nyamusi Nyambok

Community Advisor

Bachelor of Philosophy, (Political Science, 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.

Laura Linbro

Community Advisor

M.A. (Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, 2017). B.S. (Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 2014). CIEE Sevilla Liberal Arts, Spring 2013. Academic Advisor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, 2017-2021. Instructor, BA 1990: Design your Carlson Course, University of Minnesota- Fall 2020. With DIS since 2021. Currently on parental leave.

Carolina Maria Johnson

Community Advisor

B.A. (Anthropology and Politics, Oberlin College, 2021). Tour Guide, Oberlin College Admissions, 2018. Cole Scholar, Oberlin College Politics Department, 2019. Study Away with The Philadelphia Center, 2019. Intern at Education Law Center, 2019. Study Abroad with IFSA in Havana, Cuba, 2020. Resident Advisor, Oberlin College 2018-2019 and 2020-2021. Student Helper, DIS Stockholm, 2021-2022. Pursuing Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University. With DIS since 2021.

Phaedra Robinson

Academic Assistant

B.A. (Neuroscience, Middlebury College, 2022). DIS Student, Fall 2019 - Spring 2020. Advanced Bionics, LLC, 2020-2021. With DIS since 2022.

North American Operations

Brad Stepan

Director of North American Operations

M.Ed. (Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration, University of Wisconsin ). B.S. (Environmental Studies, University of Minnesota). International Work Exchange Manager, New York. Human Resources Regional Director, Minneapolis. Work Abroad in London and Sydney. Study Abroad in Copenhagen (with DIS) and in Mexico. Serves on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Board of Trustees 2019-present. Director of North American Operations, DIS, 2000–present; Founder and Executive Director, DIS Alumni Community Foundation, 2021–present. With DIS since 1996.

DIS North American Operations, Brad Stepan

North American Operations / Outreach

Julia Wheeler Ludden

Associate Director of North American Operations and Director of 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 since 2001.

Alison Ryncarz

Assistant Director of Outreach

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 DIS since 2015.

Peter Shapiro

Assistant Director of Outreach

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 since 2014.

DIS Housing and Student Affairs, Peter Shapiro

Alyssa Jackson

Outreach and Visa Coordinator

M.A. (International Education Management, Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey, 2017). B.A. (Hispanic Studies, University of Minnesota – Duluth, 2013), B.B.A. (Organizational Management, University of Minnesota – Duluth, 2013). Semester abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand, 2010. Peace Corps Senegal, 2015. Program Manager, EUSA Academic Internship Experts, 2017. Site Specialist, CEA Study Abroad, 2018-2020. Senior Enrollment Operations Specialist, CEA Study Abroad, 2021-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Elise Poston

Campus Outreach Manager

M.A. (English Literature, Oklahoma State University, 2016). B.A. (Journalism, minor in English Literature, The University of Kansas, 2012). DIS European Memory and Identity Program, Spring 2011. Editorial Assistant, Taylor & Francis, 2016-2017.  Associate Managing Editor, Penguin Young Readers, 2017-2021. Writer/Researcher, Keller Williams Publishing, 2021-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Rhonda Chiles

Campus Outreach Manager

B.S. (Computer Information Systems, Jackson State University). Corporate Training Specialist, Epson America, Inc.,1998-2000.  Certified Customer Service Skills Facilitator, Richard Chang and Associates,1994. Certified Facilitator, Franklin Covey “What Matters Most” Time Management program, 1998. Regional Sales Trainer, Teligent, Inc. 2000-2001. Asst. Director of Study Abroad, Harvey Mudd College, 2006-2007. Board member, Arcadia CGS, 2009-2012. Director of Study Abroad, Harvey Mudd College, 2007-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Lena Friedman

Outreach Associate

B.A. (Psychology, Whitman College, 2021). Writer, Capitol Hill Seattle, 2020. Fellow, United Way of the Blue Mountains, 2020-2021. DIS Cyberpsychology Program, Spring 2020. With DIS since 2021.

Issraa El-khatib

Outreach Associate

B.S. (Biology, University of Minnesota, 2019). B.A. (Spanish Studies, University of Minnesota, 2019). Study Abroad: Study and Intern in Toledo, Spain, 2018; Ihsan Academy in Istanbul, 2019. Pharmacy technician at Cub Pharmacy, 2020-2022. With DIS since 2022.  

North American Operations / Alumni Community

Brad Stepan

Executive Director of DIS Alumni Community Foundation

M.Ed. (Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration, University of Wisconsin ). B.S. (Environmental Studies, University of Minnesota). International Work Exchange Manager, New York. Human Resources Regional Director, Minneapolis. Work Abroad in London and Sydney. Study Abroad in Copenhagen (with DIS) and in Mexico. Serves on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Board of Trustees 2019-present. Director of North American Operations, DIS, 2000–present; Founder and Executive Director, DIS Alumni Community Foundation, 2021–present. With DIS since 1996.

DIS North American Operations, Brad Stepan

Emily Childers Brocks

Senior Alumni Engagement Specialist

Cand.Soc. (Social Work, Aalborg University, 2010). B.A. (Gender Studies, Indiana University, 2002). Exchange student: University of Adelaide, Australia (2001). External Consultant, Danish Center against Human Trafficking, 2010-2012. External Faculty in Gender Studies, DIS, 2010-2013. Housing Team Coordinator, DIS, 2011-2019. Associate Director of Housing, DIS, 2020. With DIS since 2010.

Emily Childers Brocks, Housing Team Manager at DIS

Hannah McFarland

Alumni Coordinator and Office Administrator

B.F.A. (Interior Design, Park University, 2017), A.A.S. (Interior Design, Johnson County Community College, 2015). Danish Greenspace and Urban Design Studio, DIS Summer 2016. Commercial Interior Designer, BNB Design 2015-2019. Zero Waste Associate, Johnson County Community College 2019-2021. With DIS since 2022.

North American Operations / Curriculum Development

Kim Hindbjorgen

Director of Curriculum Integration

Master of Liberal Arts (University of Minnesota, 2003). BA (Political Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1994).  Director of Curriculum and Career Integration, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota, 2012-2022. Program Director, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota, 2009-2012. Associate Program Director, College of Design, University of Minnesota, 2006-2009. Coordinator of Student Enrichment Programs, College of Human Ecology, University of Minnesota, 2003-2005. Community Program Associate, College of Human Ecology, University of Minnesota, 1999-2002. Executive Assistant to Dean, College of Human Ecology, University of Minnesota, 1995-1998. Assistant to Associate Dean of Development, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 1993-1994. Legislative Intern, Congressman Martin Olav Sabo, Minneapolis, MN, 1993. With DIS since 2022.

North American Operations / Enrollment Management

Kari Thiel

Director of 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.

Kari Thiel, DIS North American Operations

Marcus Newton

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

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.

Julie Trimpe

Senior Admissions Counselor

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. Assistant Director of Study Abroad, Virginia Tech, 1996-1998. Regional College Relations Manager, IES, 1998-2004. Director of Study Abroad, Augsburg College, 2004-2006. Quality Systems Coordinator, 2014-2017. With DIS since 2019.

Tatyana Louis

Assistant Registrar and Senior Admissions Counselor

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.

Meaghan McBride

Admissions Associate

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

Julie Scott

Director of Institutional Relations

M.S. (Marketing, Johns Hopkins University, 1996). B.A. (Political Science and Psychology, Dickinson College, 1983). Conference management, marketing, and education projects, 1988-1994. Research analyst, U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1995-1998. Director, Child Development and Diversity Program, DIS, 2002-2005. With DIS since 1999.

Jamie Cathell

Assistant Director

B.A. (Psychology, with minors in Neuroscience and International Studies, Wake Forest University). With DIS since 2008.

DIS Institutional Relations, Jamie Cathell

Nash Meeker

Institutional Relations Coordinator

B.A. (Strategic Communication with a minor in Urban Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018). Intern, Metropolitan Council, 2015. Intern, GSR Architecture, 2017. DIS Strategic Communication Program, Fall 2017. Admissions Advisor, DIS, 2018-2021. With DIS since 2018.

Emma Schwartz

Institutional Relations and Student Finance Coordinator

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. With DIS since 2018.

Marketing and Communications Department

Katie Jacobsen


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.

Misako Ono

Creative Design Manager

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. With DIS since 2015.

Misako Ono, Graphic Designer at DIS

Asta Emilie Schantz-Conlon

Marketing and Campaign Manager

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.

Lucy Li

Marketing and Campaign Manager

BA (Hons) English, University of New South Wales, 2016). Email Marketing Specialist, 3P Learning, 2019-2023. Marketing Executive, Displayr & Q Research Software, 2017-2019. With DIS since 2023.

Ashley Miller

Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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.

Christian Green

Content Writer

M.S. (Neuroscience, Wake Forest University, 2020). Audio Producer, DISCO, 2020. Lead Science Reporter and Audio Producer, Carolina Public Press, 2021. Program Assistant, Custom Programs, 2021-2022. Academic Assistant, 2022-2023. With DIS since 2021.

Claire Strother

Content Creation Assistant

B.A. (American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, St. Olaf College, 2022). DIS Communications Program, Fall 2021. Communications Fellow, St. Olaf College, 2021-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Antonio Tharp

Video and Photo Production Assistant

B.A. (Studio Art, Whitman College, 2019). Communications Specialist, Able Works, 2020-2021. With DIS since 2022.

Catherine Gans

Social Media & Content Assistant

M.Sc. (Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, University College London, 2022). B.S. (Public Health, Furman University, 2020). DIS Stockholm, Public Health and Migration Program (Spring 2019). Project Managing & Marketing Intern, Office of Spiritual Life at Furman University (2017-2018). Student Blogger, DIS Stockholm (Spring 2019). Marketing & Development Intern, Explore Austin (Summer 2019). Health Communication Campaign Intern, Prisma Health (Fall 2019). Video Services Free-lancer, Furman University Athletics (2016-2020). Sales Associate & Merchandising Assistant, Pretty Please Boutique & Gifts (2020-2021). With DIS since 2023.

Human Resources

Benjamin Vindum

HR Legal Partner

Cand.jur (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Senior Consultant, Djøf, 2012-2021. With DIS since 2021.

Anna Sommer

Manager, HR Services

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.

Anna Sommer

Johanna Thunander Mårtensson

HR Generalist

Bachelor of Social Science (Bachelor´s Programme in Human Resource Management and Work Sciences) 2018. Salesperson, Stadium, 2013-2015. HR trainee, Attendo, 2017-2018. HR generalist (later HRBP), Attendo, 2018-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Rachelle Gonzales Bascon

Human Resources Coordinator

M.Sc. (Human Resource Management, University of Stirling, 2021). Faculty Officer, Stirling University Students' Union, 2020-2021. Desktop Support Scheduling Coordinator, Computacenta, 2021-2022. Support Associate,, 2022-2022. With DIS since 2022.


Rasmus Gregersen


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.

DIS Finance, Rasmus Gregersen

Mikael Olsen

Chief of Accounts

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 2016.

Mikael Olsen, Chief of Accounts at DIS

Britt R. Karlsson

Financial Controller

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.

Lars New York Andreassen

Financial Controller

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.

Charlotta Enström

Payroll and Finance Accountant

Payroll - Accounting, FEI, 2008. Accounting and Payroll , GHP Ortho Center Stockholm AB, 2019-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Lene Bak


PA, Accountant, Sirius Company, 2009-2016. Accountant, Selecta A/S, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2018.  

Nicolai Holmen


Cand.merc.aud. (Copenhagen Business School, 2021). Auditor, EY, 2015-2019. Auditor, PwC, 2019-2020. Auditor, EY, 2020-21. Group Financial Controller, ISS A/S, 2021-2022. With DIS since 2023.  

Jeanne Kryger Jakobsen


Accountant, 2001-2008. FLSmidth, 2008-2016. Billetkontoret, 2017-2019. Parknet FMBA. With DIS since 2019.  

Henriette Korthalz


Controlling Assistant, DIS, 2005-2017. With DIS since 2021.


Nikolaj Opstrup

Director of Business Technology

Executive MBA (Management of Technology, Technical University of Denmark, 2013). BSc Courses in Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, 1991-1994. Leaders Diploma, SIMI, Copenhagen, 2007. Consultant & Client Service Director, Peytz & Co, 2008-2013. LEGO SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, Trivium, Amsterdam, 2013. Founder of various tech and media companies, 1993-2013. Managing Director, Creuna Copenhagen, 2014-2017. EVP & CDO, Bonnier Publications, 2017-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Business Technology

Korbin Dimmick

Digital Project Manager

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.

Sean Green

Data Analyst & Data Protection Officer

M.Ed. (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment, University of Illinois - Chicago, 2018). B.A. (History & Political Science, 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. Data Protection Officer, 2018-present. With DIS since 2016.

Anne Birkeby Mikkelsen

Technical Project Manager

Journalist graduate (The Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus, 1995). Single course "Innovative Business Models" at IT University in Copenhagen, 2012. News Reporter, News Dept. at Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 1995-2005. Web Editor, Copenhagen Airports, 2005-2010. Digital Business Development Manager, Copenhagen Airports, 2010-2014. IT Project Manager, Tech Dept. at Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2014-2016. Agile for Product Owners, 280 Group New York City, 2019. ISTQB Foundation Level (software test), Technological Institute Copenhagen, 2021. Localisation/Quality Assurance, Keywords Studios Montreal, Canada, 2017. Product Owner, Tech Dept. at Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 2018-2022. With DIS since 2023.

Christina Lambertsen

Technical Project Manager

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. With DIS since 2003.

DIS HR and New Business Development, Christina Lambertsen

IT Development and Infrastructure

André Just Vedgren


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, ZorDesign. CTO, CODEO. With DIS since 2015.

DIS IT Development, André Just Vedgren

Annika Finnäs

FileMaker Developer

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.

DIS IT Development, Annika Finnäs

Gissur Jónsson

FileMaker Developer

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.

Paulo A. G. Ferreira

Software Architect

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.

Per Strande Jensen

Infrastructure Administrator

Data Technician at E. Pihl & Son, 2007-2011.  Data Technician, Technical Education Copenhagen, 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.

Tommy Rosengreen

Infrastructure Administrator

EDB-assistent, Niels Brock, 1991. IT-infrastructure administrator, Next, 2006-2018.  IT-infrastructure administrator, DSR, 2019-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Efrin Abraham Gonzalez Borrayo

Full Stack Developer

M.S. (Software Engineering, ITU) Bachelor (Web Development, Københavns Erhvervsakademi). Software Developmnent Engineer, Postnord, 2018-2021. Senior Software Development Engineer, GCEX, 2021-2022. With DIS since 2022.

IT Services

Morten Ehlers Albertsen

Manager of IT Services

2 years of Interaction design, Aarhus University. IT technician with 14 years experience. With DIS since 2022.

Marie Lavin

IT Supporter

B.S. (Information Systems Technologies, Marymount University, 2000). IT Support Manager, Falu kommun, 2016-2021. With DIS since 2022.

Jackie Minh Lun Duong

IT Supporter

Data Technician, TEC, 2011. IT-Administrator KVUC, 2012-2022. With DIS since 2022.

Jesper Jensen

IT Supporter

Datamatiker, IT Supporter. IT Supporter, Rigspolitiet, 2021. With DIS since 2022.

Emil Petersen

IT Supporter

IT Network and Electronics Technology, KEA, 2021. With DIS since 2021.

Kim Østerby Knudsen

IT Supporter

Informatik-assistent, Næstved Handelsskole, 1997. Worked in IT since 1997. With DIS since 2022.


John Søren Jensen

Director of Facilities

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.

Maria Louise Olesen

Administrative Facilities Manager

B.A. (American Studies, Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2006). Daily Manager, Byggegruppen Entreprise 2013-2016, Project Manager Sandgrav Solutions 2016-2018. Administrative Coordinator, Loop UX 2018-2020. Educated Project Manager, 2021. With DIS since 2021.

Mikkel Vestergaard Thomsen

Facilities Technician

Educated Jointer in 2011, and Cabinet Maker in 2013. Worked with kitchen manufacturing with Nicolaj Bo between 2014-2021. With DIS since 2021.  

Alexander Andersen

Facilities Technician

Facilities Technician degree from 2020. Worked for Ulykkes Patient Foreningen from 2016-2021. With DIS since 2021.  

Jan Gøttrup Oldenborg

Facilities Technician

Electrician, completed education in 1990. Electrician, 1990-1997. Self-employed bike shop owner, 1997-2020. With DIS since 2021.

Mie Sofie Jensen

Office Support Assistant

B.A. (Education Studies & Cultural Studies, Roskilde University, 2021). With DIS since 2021.