Environmental crime is a threat to sustainable development, particularly to the environment, security and the global economy.
My academic background is the area of Development Studies at the University of Oslo, where I majored in political science. My thesis involved fieldwork in Peru where I researched the fight against privatization of water in Lima. This experience taught me how international cooperation, understanding and information sharing play an important role in sustainable development.
I also have a master’s degree in Global Development and Planning from the University of Agder where I wrote my thesis on the Norwegian climate discourse in light of global fast policies. My work is inspired by my interest and belief in international cooperation for sustainable development. Here at GRID-Arendal I am working on the Environmental Crime program, specifically involved in projects related to the Caspian Environment Information Center, illegal fisheries and fragile states.
In my spare time, I follow and work with Norwegian and international climate politics as a member of the climate committee in Spire, a Norwegian environment and development organization for youth. I also love spending time with friends in the city center of Oslo and in the surrounding recreational areas.