Environmental crime is a global threat to the security, economy, environment and sustainable development.
My academic background is in development studies from the University of Oslo where I majored in political science. My thesis involved fieldwork in Peru, focused on the fight against privatization of water in Lima. This experience showed me how international cooperation, understanding and information sharing play an important role for sustainable development.
I am currently doing a Masters in Global Development and Planning at the University of Agder, and I hope my future will involve working with international cooperation for sustainable development. Here at GRID-Arendal, I am part of the Environmental Crime program, and especially involved in the work for the Caspian Environment Information Center.
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. Spending time with friends in the city center of Oslo and in the surrounding recreational areas is something that I love. I also attend Spanish classes and dance classes occasionally.