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 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.
Ph.D. (Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA., 1992). Post Doctorate (Adult Neuropsychology, UCLA/Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA., 2000-2002). Licensed Psychologist, California, USA, 2002. Specialist & Supervisor in Clinical Neuropsychology, Denmark. With DIS 1999-2000 and since 2003. Program Director in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, 2012-2019.
M.A. (Modern Culture & Communication, University of Copenhagen). B.A. (Art History and Pedagogy/Educational Studies, University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University). Visiting scholar at the University of Leeds and Brown University. Member of the Denmark Committee at Brown, and DIS representative at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Brown. Worked for EC Safer Internet Programme, recipient of an EU Lifelong Learning Programme grant for a project on cross-cultural learning. With DIS since 2014.
M.A. (Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, 2006). Teacher of Danish as a second language and course material developer at Studieskolen, Copenhagen. Senior consultant in online and blended learning at University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2016.
Trilingual Commercial Correspondent in English and French, Copenhagen Business School, 1993. Work experience as Project Administrator from private Danish consultancy firm consulting on Danish Development Support. With DIS since 2006.
B.A. (Cinema and Media Studies, Carleton College, 2012). DIS Communication and Mass Media Program, Fall 2010. With DIS since 2013.
VET specializing in Public Administration, Niels Brock/Copenhagen University (Faculty of Humanities), 2012-2014. Computer Programming and Networking, K.C.I.T.I - Kenya, 2000-2003. Worked as Production Assistant, Zepto Computers, 2008, Administrative Office at International Summer University Programme (Copenhagen Business School), 2014-2015, and Project/Theses Exams Coordinator at IT University, 2015-2018. With DIS since Jan 2019.
Academics / Office of Academic Support
M.A. (Higher Education Administration, Boston College, 2006). B.A. (Art History, Boston College, 2004). Interim Director (2017-2018) and Exchange Programs Coordinator, Office for Study Abroad, The George Washington University, 2013-2018; Coordinator for Exchanges and Partner Programs, Education Abroad Office, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010-2013; Education Abroad Program Manager, Simmons University (formerly Simmons College), 2007-2010. With DIS since 2019.
Academics / Library
Cand.scient.bibl. (Royal School of Information and Library Science, 2007). Bibliotekar DB (Royal School of Library and Information Science, 2005). Worked as a public librarian at Rudersdal Bibliokerne, 2007-2013. With DIS since 2013.
Academics / Architecture & Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design Programs
B.A. (Political Science, Aarhus University, 1985). Architect (School of Architecture, Aarhus, 1992). Visiting Researcher (Cambridge University, 1994-1995). Master of Management Development (Copenhagen Business School, 2008). Leading positions with the Ministry of Urban Affairs, Realdania, the Architects Association, the Danish Architecture Center, and Gehl Architects. With DIS 1997-2002 and since 2011.
M.S. (Interior Design, Pratt Institute, 2010), B.A. cum laude (Art History, English, Wellesley College, 2004). External Lecturer, Furniture Design Workshop, DIS, 2013-2016. Business Development Coordinator, Henning Larsen Architects, 2013-2016. Business Development Coordinator, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, 2016. With DIS since 2012.
B.A. (Architectural Studies and Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2019). With DIS since 2019.
B.F.A. Communications Design (Art Direction), Pratt Institute, 2019. Design and Digital Media Intern, The LGBT Center, 2018. Print Technician, Pratt Institute Imaging Center, 2017-2019. DIS Graphic Design Program, Summer 2017. With DIS since 2019.
Academics / Art & Visual Culture, Danish Language & Culture, History, Literature, Philosophy, Swedish Language & Culture Programs
M.A. (Moderne Kultur og Kulturformidling, University of Copenhagen, 1997). Art critic, Dagbladet Information, 1995-1997. Editor, Hvedekorn magazine for art and poetry, 1996-2005. Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, NY, 1999-2001. Lecturer, Dept. of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2003-2006. Curator, Sorø Kunstmuseum, 2006-2009, and Nikolaj Kunsthal, 2009-2014. Director, Nikolaj Kunsthal, 2015-2018. With DIS since 2018.
Ph.D. (Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2014). M.A. (Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, 2009). B.S. (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. (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. Currently on maternity leave.
M.A. (History, University of Copenhagen, 2017). B.A. (History, minor in Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2014). With DIS since 2017.
Cand.mag. (History and English, University of Copenhagen, 2009) with specialization in national identity. With DIS since 2007.
M.A. (Educational psychology, Aarhus University (DPU), 2019). B.A. (Educational science, Aarhus University (DPU), 2017). With DIS since 2019.
Academics / Biomedicine, Medical Practice & Policy, Neuroscience, and Public Health Programs
Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, 2007). M.S. (Biotechnology, De Monfort University, UK, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 1998), Licenciatura (Microbiology, Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal, 1997). Post-Doctorate positions in immunology and neuroimmunology (University of Lund, Sweden and University of Copenhagen, Denmark). With DIS since 2011.
M.S. and B.S. (Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2011/2007). Academic officer in the Planning Department (Quality and Development, Region Sjælland, 2011-2014). With DIS since 2014.
M.S. (Global Health and Development, University College London, 2017). B.A. (Healthcare and Society, University of Richmond, 2011). DIS Public Health Student, Fall 2013. DIS Science and Health Program Assistant, 2015-2016. With DIS 2015-2016 and since 2018.
B.S. (Public Health Science and Psychology with a minor in Biology, Santa Clara University, 2019). DIS Medical Practice and Policy Program, Fall 2017. Program Assistant, Science and Health Department. With DIS since 2019.
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, 2014-2015. 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, 1994-1995. 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, with a minor in History, 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.
Academics / Environment, Politics, Society, and Terrorism & Security programs
M.A. (Scandinavian Philology, 2005). B.A. (Lithuanian and Danish Philology, University of Vilnius, 1996). International Student Advisor, Copenhagen University (2004-2005). Lithuanian language instructor, Baltisk Oplysnings Forbund (2002-2006). Employment at DFDS Transport A/S (1997-2004). With DIS since 2005.
Cand.scient.soc. (International Development Studies & Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, 2006). PR & Marketing Officer, 2007-2008. Interim Program Director for European Politics & Migration and Identity, 2009-2010. Associate Program Director for Psychology, 2010-2018. With DIS since 2007.
Ph.D. (Ancient DNA, Ice Cores, and Climate Change, University of Copenhagen, 2011). M.S. (Conservation, evolution, and population genetics, University of Copenhagen, 2007). Post.Doc. (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.
Masters of Education for Daycare and Primary School (Aarhus University, 2014). BA (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). Assistant Program Director of Child Development and Diversity, DIS (2014-present). Pedagogue in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen (2008-2010). I am specifically interested in the cross-cultural practices, discourses, and research related to how we create active and caring environments for young children. With DIS since 2007.
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.
B.A. (Government and Architectural Studies, Connecticut College, 2019). DIS European Politics Program, Spring 2018. With DIS since 2019.
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.
B.A. (International Relations, American University, 2016). DIS European Politics Program, Fall 2014. With DIS since 2016.
B.S. (Finance and Operations, Indiana University, 2017). DIS International Business Program, Summer 2015. Consultant, HBR Consulting, 2017-2019. Program Assistant, Global Economics and International Business Department. With DIS since 2019.
Academics / Psychology Program
Cand.Psychology (University of Copenhagen, 2007). B.A. Psychology (University of Copenhagen, 2005). Psychologist and consultant at Copenhagen Municipality in various positions, 2007-2010. Consultant for Bornholm and Odense Municipalities, as well as for Den Socialpædagogiske Døgninstitution Sønderbro in Copenhagen Municipality, 2011-present. Psychological supervisor, Den sikrede instituion Stevnsfortet, Region Sjælland, 2012-present. DIS faculty member since 2011. DIS Assistant Program Director since 2018. With DIS since 2011.
B.A. (Psychology, Classical Civilizations, Wheaton College - Massachusetts, 2015). DIS Psychology Program, Spring 2014. With DIS since 2016.
Cand.Merc. (Business Administration & Economics, SMC (Strategic Market Creation), Copenhagen Business School, 2011). B.A. (Business Administration & Economics, Service & Events Management, 2006). With DIS since 2017.
B.A (Psychology, Elon University, 2019). DIS European Clinical Psychology Program, Fall 2017. Program Assistant, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Department. With DIS since 2019.
B.S. (Neuroscience, Tulane University, 2019). DIS Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Program, Fall 2017. Program Assistant, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Department. With DIS since 2019.
Study Tours and Custom Programs
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.
HD (Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, 2015). A.P. (Economics, Copenhagen Business Academy, 2013). B.M. (Music Theory, New England Conservatory, 1999). Graduate studies in musicology (University of Copenhagen, 2000-2002). Teaching positions (USA & Denmark), since 1997. Manager of Operations, Kuoni Destination Management, 2003-2007. DIS Study Tours Assistant Director, 2007-2016. With DIS since 2007.
B.S. (Biomedical Science, Grand Valley State University, 2012). DIS Medical Practice and Policy Program, Spring 2011. DIS Study Tours Coordinator, 2012-2016.
B.A.ling.merc. (American Studies & English, Copenhagen Business School, 2013). With DIS since 2010.
B.A. (English, Trinity University, 2017); DIS Prostitution and the Sex Trade Program, Fall 2015. With DIS since 2017.
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. (Leisure Management, University College Absalon 2019). ERASMUS Exchange University of Greenwich, England, 2018. Homestay intern, EF Brighton, 2018. With DIS Since 2019.
B.A. (Peace, War, and Defense, with a minor in Public Relations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017). DIS Cross-Cultural Communication, Fall 2015. With DIS since 2019.
B.A. (Psychology, Wake Forest University, 2018). Associate Consultant, Triage Consulting Group (2018-2019). Global AWAKEnings International Program Assistant. With DIS since 2019.
Housing & 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.
Housing: Host Team
Cand.scient.anth. (Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, 2005). Field work and Master thesis on the relationship between foreign exchange students and Danish host families in a kinship perspective. Fulbright exchangee, U.S., 1991-1992. Youth For Understanding exchangee, Argentina, 1995-1996. Has taken extended courses on conflict management and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Conflict Mediation at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2005.
Cand.Mag. (Political Science, Aarhus University, 2010). B.A. (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.
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.
Cand.mag, English (American Studies and Post-Colonial Studies), University of Copenhagen, 2005. Administrative Assistant, Vallensbæk Kommune, 2006-2018. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.mag. (Culture, Communication, and Globalization, Aalborg University, 2009). B.A. (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.Scient.Tech (Operations and Innovation Management, University of Aalborg CPH, 2016) BCom. (International Business, University of Wellington New Zealand, 2003) Migration, Human Trafficking, Social Entrepreneurship and Change Management consultant. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.soc. (International Relations and Development, Aalborg University, 2017). B.A. (Philosophy, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013). Teacher, Montessori International Preschool, 2015-17. Sustainability Engagement Officer, The Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013-15. With DIS since 2019.
M.Sc. (Development and International Relations, Aalborg University, 2014). Absalon Crew at Absalon Folkethus, 2015-2016. Substitute at Grace homeless shelter (Blå Kors), 2015-2019. Fundraising Coordinator and Project Manager at GivRum, 2017-2018. With DIS since 2019.
B.S. (Secondary Education and Social Policy with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University, 2019). Investigative Aide, Chicago Public School Office of Student Protections and Title IX, 2019. DIS Prostitution and the Sex Trade Program, Fall 2017. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.Mag. (Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2018). Immigrant Community Outreach Coordinator, Prince William County Public Schools (2012-2014). With DIS since 2019.
Cand.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.
B.A. (Intercultural/international social work, Copenhagen School of Social Work, 2007). Case manager at Køge and Hvidovre kommune, 2007-2015. With DIS 1991-2000 and since 2015.
B.A. (E-Concept Development, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, 2014). Theory U and HR Development Consultant and Facilitator, NLP Huset, 2016. NLP Practitioner and Master Instructor, NLP Huset, 2015-2018. NLP and Enneagram Master Coach, NLP Huset, 2015-2018. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (Nursing, VIA University College, Aarhus, 2013). Reg. Nurse, Department of Infectious Diseases, Hvidovre Hospital, 2013-2017. With DIS since 2017.
M.S. (International Public Relations and Communications, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte). B.A. (Sport Management, University of Bedfordshire). Previously worked in the football industry. With DIS since 2014.
B.A. (Psychology and Organization and Management Studies, Gettysburg College, 2019). DIS Positive Psychology Program, Spring 2018. Student Affairs Intern. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.mag. (International and Global History, Aarhus University, 2015). B.A. (History and Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012). General Manager, Mikkeller Brewing ApS, 2017-2019. With DIS since 2020.
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.
B.A. (Journalism, University of St. Thomas, 1989). Work at Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota, 2002-2004). With DIS since 2004.
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.
DIS in Stockholm
Ph.D. (Geography, University of North Carolina, 2007). M.A. (Anthropology, University of Kentucky). B.A. (Geography and Anthropology, Penn State). Fulbright Scholar, Kenya, 2005-2006. Project Director, International Archaeological Research Institute, Honolulu, 1992-2000. Instructor, Stockholm University, 1994). Cartographer, Yemen Project, Royal Ontario Museum, 1997. Academic Director (Tanzania, Kenya, Senegal), Associate Academic Dean, and Academic Dean for Africa, SIT Study Abroad, 2000-2003, 2009-2015. Assistant Professor, Geography, Texas A&M University, 2007-2009. Assistant Professor, Champlain College, 2009-2010. Director of Experiential Education, NYU Abu Dhabi, 2015-2016. Associate Dean for Global Education, Bates College, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (European Business, Dublin City University, 2007). German Diploma in European Business (ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, 2007). Studied abroad as an exchange student from Germany to Sweden in 1997-1998 with AFS Intercultural Programs and at Universidad de Buenos Aires (Intersectionality), Argentina, 2013. Has previously worked as Program Director for AFS Intercultural Programs in Sweden, 2009-2016. With DIS since 2016.
B.A. (Recreation studies Western Washington University, 1999) Flight Attendant Alaska Airlines and Norwegian, 2000-2011. Education Administrator at Karolinska Institutet, 2011-2016. Student Counsellor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017-2018. With DIS Stockholm since 2018.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Human Resources and Finance, Stockholm University, 1997). Bachelor's degree in Medical Science (with a Major in Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden 1992). HR and Financial Project Manager at Karolinska Institutet, 2017-2018, HR manager at conference hotel 2012-2017. HR manager and school coordinator 2006-2012. With DIS since 2019.
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 since 2016.
B.A. (History, Yale University, 2014). Currently pursuing MSSc in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University. U.S. Program Associate, U.S.-Spain Fulbright Commission, 2016-2018. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Madrid, Spain, 2014-2015. Study Abroad Peer Adviser, Yale University, 2012-2014. With DIS since 2019.
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.
M.I.I.M (International and Intercultural Management, School for International Training, 1998). B.A. (German, Central College, IA, 1992). Studied abroad in Vienna, Austria and worked in Niigata, Japan, JET Program (1992-1994). Quality Systems Coordinator, 2014-2017; Director of Study Abroad, Augsburg College, 2004-2006; Regional College Relations Manager, IES, 1998-2004; Assistant Director of Study Abroad, Virginia Tech, 1996-1998. With DIS since 2019.
North American Operations / Outreach
B.A. (Biology, Carleton College, 2001). Study abroad: Sea Education Association, 1999; Carleton Marine Biology Seminar in Australia/New Zealand, 2000. Teaching Assistant, summer 2001. With DIS in Copenhagen 2001-2002 and in Minneapolis since 2002.
B.A. (Strategic Communication, minor in Professional Sales, Elon University, 2015). DIS Cross-Cultural Communication Program, Spring 2014. DIS Marketing Assistant, 2015-2016. DIS Stockholm Marketing Correspondent & Video Producer, 2016. With NAO since 2017.
B.A. (American Studies, Dickinson College, 2014). DIS Sociology Program, Spring 2013. DIS Housing and Student Affairs Assistant in Copenhagen, 2014-2015. DIS Housing and Student Affairs Coordinator in Copenhagen, 2015-2016. With DIS at the North American Office since 2016.
B.A. (Interdisciplinary Studies, Northwestern College, 2009). Studied abroad in Jerusalem and Berlin. Study Abroad Advisor, Vanderbilt University, 2015-2017. With DIS since 2017.
B.S. (Political Science and Organizational Communication, Bradley University, 2018). DIS Urban Studies Program, Fall 2017. With DIS since 2018.
North American Operations / Enrollment Management
M.Ed. (Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse). B.S. (Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 2001). DIS student, spring 1999. With DIS since 2000.
B.A. (Theatre Studies, minors in Middle-Eastern Studies and Educational Studies, St. Olaf College 2016). Off -campus study: Urban and Multicultural Education in Hawaii, St. Olaf’s Semester in the Middle East (Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Morocco). College Access Coach, College Possible, Minneapolis 2016-2017. Admission Counselor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2017-2018. Admission Counselor, The University of Minnesota, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2019.
B.A. (Strategic Communication with a minor in Urban Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018). Intern with Metropolitan Council (2015) and GSR Architecture (2017). DIS Strategic Communication Program, Fall 2017. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (Public Health Studies with a minor in Human Service Studies, Elon University, 2018). DIS Public Health Program, Spring 2017. Science and Health Program Assistant, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (Anthropology, Wake Forest University, 2018). Global AWAKEnings International Program Assistant, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2018.
North American Operations / Institutional Relations
M.S. (Marketing, Johns Hopkins University, 1996). B.A. (Political Science and Psychology, Dickinson College, 1983). Director, Child Development and Diversity Program at DIS, 2002-2005. Research analyst, U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 1995-1998. Conference management, marketing, and education projects, 1988-1994. With DIS in Copenhagen 1999-2005 and in the U.S. since 2006.
B.A. (Psychology, with minors in Neuroscience and International Studies, Wake Forest University). With DIS since 2008.
B.A. Neuroscience, B.A. Psychology (University of Colorado at Boulder, 2016). DIS Psychopharmacology student, Spring 2015. DIS Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Program Assistant, 2017-2018. Full-time with DIS since 2019.
Cand.scient.soc. (Global Refugee Studies, Aalborg University, 2018). BA (Human Services Studies, Elon University, 2015). DIS Psychology Program, Fall 2013. With DIS since 2015.
Communications & Marketing 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, 2005-2007. Strategic Marketing Manager with CIEE, U.S., 2007-2011. With DIS since 2011. Currently on maternity leave.
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.
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.
B.A. (Sociology and Communications & Media Studies, Tufts University, 2015). Studied abroad at DIS, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Graphic Design & Media Assistant, DIS, 2015-2016. Communications & Design Assistant, National Academy of Design, 2016-2017. Graphic Designer, DIS 2017-2019. Creative Design Manager, DIS, 2019-present.
M.A. (English and Communications, Stockholm University, 2008). Studied abroad at Roskilde University, Denmark, 2007-2008. Copy Writer (QVARTZ, 2010-2019). With DIS since 2019.
M.A. (Transmedia Communication, Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2016). Studied abroad at University of Liverpool, England, UK, 2014. Marketing & Promotion Coordinator, Scanbox Entertainment, 2012-2016. Team Lead & Marketing Manager, Visual Meta GmbH, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2018. Currently on maternity leave.
B.A. (International Sales and Marketing, Copenhagen Business Academy, 2019). Studied abroad at CESA, Bogotá, Colombia, 2018. Marketing Coordinator, CPH:DOX Documentary Film Festival, 2019. Sales Advisor and Department Manager, Calvin Klein, 2017-2019. With DIS since 2020.
B.A. (International Relations and Anthropology, Tufts University, 2018). DIS Cultural Diversity and Integration Program, Spring 2017. Video Production and Social Media Assistant at DIS, 2018-2019. With DIS since 2018.
B.A. (English, University of Puget Sound, 2019). DIS European Humanities Program, Fall 2017. With DIS since 2019.
B.A (Politics, Bates College, 2019). DIS European Politics Program, Fall 2017. With DIS since 2019.
Cand.merc.int., M.S. (Leadership and Management Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2010). B.S. (Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, 2004). DIS student, International Business and Economics Program, Spring 2003. Program Assistant, International Business & Economics, DIS, 2004-2005. Information Systems & Projects Assistant, DIS, 2005-2010. Executive Analyst, DIS, 2010-2014. Director, HR & New Business Development, DIS, 2014-2016. Director, Strategic Planning & Projects, DIS, 2016-2020.
M.A. (English and Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2007). Studied abroad at Leeds University in England, 2002, and San Francisco State University in the U.S., 2005. Has worked at DIS in various positions as Homestay Coordinator, Student Affairs Coordinator, Recruitment Coordinator, and Cultural Immersion Coordinator, 2003-2012. Project Manager, New Business Development, DIS, 2014-2016. Project Manager, Project Department, DIS, 2016-present.
M.S. (International Business and Development Studies from Copenhagen Business School). Has been part of a think tank advising the Ministry of Employment, and worked for various interest groups in Denmark and the EU. Part of the strategy group of a major Danish shipping company and now works as an independent consultant, specialised in corporate responsibility and sustainability. Previously taught courses on global business strategy, business ethics and intercultural communication at DIS. Project Manager, New Business Development, DIS, 2014-2016. Project Manager, Project Department, DIS, 2016-present.
M.Ed. (Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment, University of Illinois - Chicago, 2018). B.A. (History & Political Science from the University of Minnesota, 2009). Grades & Reg. Asst. at the Learning Abroad Center, 2007-2009. Admin. Asst. for Off-Campus Studies at Carleton College, 2010-2012. DIS Academic Administrator, 2012-2016. Project Manager, Project Department, DIS, 2016-present. Data Protection Officer, 2018-present.
Cand Jur./M.S. (Law, Copenhagen University, 1994). B.Sc(H). (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 Director, DIS, 2016-present.
Cand.Jur/M.S. (Law, Copenhagen University, 2002). Head of Section, Danish Refugee Council, 2002-2004. Head of Section, National Board of Industrial Injuries in Denmark, 2004-2005. Head of Section in various HR positions, Danish Court Administration, 2005-2015. Special HR Advisor, Ministry of Employment, 2015-2016. With DIS since 2017.
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.
B.A. (Strategic Communications and Psychology, Elon University, 2019). DIS Positive Psychology Program, Fall 2017. HR Assistant. With DIS since 2020.
Cand. polit (Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1996). Diploma in Finance HD (R), 2004. Controller, YouSee, 1996-1998. Head of Finance Nordic & Baltics, Thompson Reuters, 1999-2006. Director, Business Planning & Analysis, Saxo Bank, 2007-2009. CFO, Danish Design Centre, 2009-2014. With DIS since 2014.
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Copenhagen Business School, 2002). Accounting consultant, Visma, 1997-1999. Accountant, Benjamin Media, 1999-2001. Co-founder, AccountHouse, 2001-2004. Financial controller, Benjamin Media, 2004-2006. Self-employed Financial consultant, 2006-2009. Accountant/Financial controller, Danish Design Centre, 2009-2014. Head of Finance and Human Resources, Danish Design Centre/Design Society, 2014-2016. With DIS since October 2016.
Diploma in Finance HD(R) (2015). Head of Finance JAKA Metal A/S, 1999-2004. Accountant COMX Networks A/S, 2004-2007. Financial Controller sbs rådgivning, 2007-2014. Controller KFI Erhvervsdrivende Fond, 2015-2017. With DIS since 2017.
Diploma in Finance HD(R) (1986). Assistant Auditor Geer & Lyngvig A/S, 1981-1986. Head of Finance, Cretex A/S, 1986-2001. Head of Finance, Scanigros A/S, 2001-2004. Chief Financial Controller, Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark A/S, 2004-2015. With DIS since 2015.
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.
Accountant, Jönsson A/S, 2012-2013. Controller, Novasol A/S, 2010-2012. Accountant, McKinsey & Co., 1997-2010. With DIS since 2014.
PA, Accountant, Sirius Company, 2009-2016. Accountant, Selecta A/S, 2016-2018. With DIS since 2018.
Accountant, 2001-2008 FLSmidth, 2008-2016 Billetkontoret, 2017-2019 Parknet FMBA. With DIS since 2019.
Arkitekt, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1997). M.S. (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, 2008-2013. Project Manager, New Business Development, DIS, 2015-2016. Director of Properties, DIS, 2017-2019.
IT Development and Infrastructure
M.Sc. (Software Development, IT University of Copenhagen, 2005). B.Sc. (Computer Science and Information Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2003). FileMaker certified developer. Vice chairman of the Local Council for Amager (Amager Vest Lokaludvalg). Previously independent consultant/developer at ZorDesign and CTO at CODEO. With DIS since 2015.
M.Sc. (Systems Development, Åbo Akademi University, 1989). Certificate in Applied Sciences (Multi-media, Harvard Extension School, 1995). Certified IT project manager and FileMaker developer. Independent consultant and systems developer at CODEO. With DIS since 2015.
M.Sc (Cand.IT from a liaison between IT University Copenhagen and Roskilde University in Interdisciplinary IT Development, 2006). B.Sc. (Philosophy and Computer Science from Roskilde University 2001). Have worked in Academia 2000-2008 (as PC IT supporter, and as Consultant for e-learning and for IT collaboration), as well as 10 years of web development. With DIS since 2018.
M.Sc. (Software Development and Technology, IT University of Copenhagen, 2010). B.Sc. (Hons) (Business and Information Technology, London South Bank University, 2005). Associate at Saxo Bank, 2006-2008. Software Developer at Conwx, 2010-2011. IT Engineer at MAN Diesel & Turbo, 2011-2016. With DIS since 2016.
Working within IT since 2013, in Falck IT Helpdesk. I took the IT-Support education at TEC Ballerup. With DIS since 2015.
M.A. (Cultural Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2010). Program Analyst in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, 2017-2019. Assistant Director, Office of International Education, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2012-2017. With DIS since 2019. External consultant as of March 1, 2020.
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. I have worked at Roskilde University, 2013-2015. I finished my IT supporter education from TEC Ballerup in August 2015. With DIS since January 2016.
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.
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.
Degree Carpenter 2001 at Ebbe A. Olsen Tømrer/snedkerfirma. Served The royal Danish Lifeguard 2002-2003. Farming/agricultural and maintenance at Svinningegaarden Gods 2012-2015. Spring 2019 kognitiv mentorkursus diplom. With DIS since May 2019.
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.
Sune is an educated carpenter and has worked in that field for more than 15 years. With DIS since 2019.
Cand. Soc. M.A. (International Relations and Development, Aalborg University 2017). Facilities Assistant Roche Pharmaceuticals 2018-2019. With DIS since 2019.