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Summary

Internationally oriented academic with experience from the Danish embassy in Thailand. Strong profile within research, analysis and communication in both Danish and English. Can manage projects, produce and convey new knowledge. Quick to create an overview of complex problems and ask critical questions. Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to build relationships - personal and professional.

Having spent 18 months traveling Australia, Southeast Asia, South America and Canada between 2006-2011 as well as six months working in Bangkok while Thailand was under martial law I've become highly adaptable to new countries, cultures and environments. Resourceful, relocatable and ready to take on new challenges.

Work History

Jan 2016Present

Researcher

Wikistrat

Wikistrat is the world's leading crowdsourced consultancy delivering real-time intelligence, forecasting and strategic analysis to clients like NATO, Pentagon and the Royal British Air Force, among others.

  • Attached to the Counterterrorism and European Affairs desks
  • Working on two-three projects a month
  • Delivering research, analysis and asking critical questions
  • Participate in simulations, consulting projects and war games regarding international affairs
  • Supporting Wikistrat Network Development
  • Collaborate with analysts worldwide on a web 2.0 platform
Sep 2015Jan 2016

Research Analyst Trainee 

Wikistrat 

After a two-week examination I was offered a traineeship and went through five months of instructive training in geopolitical analysis, while simultaneously writing my thesis at Aarhus University.

  • Delivered meticulous research and analysis
  • Was elected 'Intern of the Week' 15 out of 22 weeks
  • Received independent assignments and handed in reports
  • Collaborated with analysts worldwide on a web 2.0 platform
  • Promoted to researcher at the conclusion of the traineeship.
Sep 2012Aug 2015

Journalist 

TJECK Magazine

Teamed up with a group of fellow voluntary students to revitalize a then-defunct youth magazine. By August 2015 it was published 6 times a year with an edition of 31.500 copies.

  • Wrote front page portraits, articles and short stories
  • Proofread and provided feedback
  • Gained experience (re)searching interesting stories, sources and conducting interviews
  • Co-developed the content of the magazine
  • Trained in addressing different readerships.
Aug 2014Jan 2015

Political Intern

Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand

Full-time intern within administration, politics og public diplomacy for six months, while Thailand was under martial law following the March 2014 coup.

  • Covered political affairs and social conditions in Thailand and Cambodia
    • Briefed the Ambassador and political counsellor
    • Produced reports for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Engaged in active dialogue with civil society groups, NGO's and journalists
  • Participated in meetings, seminars and workshops in Thai ministries, embassies, UN and the EU delegation
  • Corresponded with Danish and Thai authorities
  • Responsible for the embassy's web based communication
  • Coordinated the Danish contributions to intercultural events
  • Processing, administration and updating data bases
  • Answered citizen requests
  • Build a profound professional network.
Jul 2011Jul 2014

Talent Developer

AGF Football A/S 

Worked part-time as a talent developer (25-30 hours/week) during my studies.

  • Management responsibilities as head coach of the U11's and U12's
  • Organized 135 practices a year plus approximately 75 matches
  • Planned and administered trips abroad
  • Prepared budget forecasts
  • Held development interviews, performance appraisals and parent-coach
  • conferences
  • Gave presentations to Danish and international coaches
  • Presented strategy to the sporting director, talent managers and coordinators
  • Co-developed the coaching manual and scouting profile
  • Gained experience using the Scout 7 analysis model and database
  • Produced match-, player- and scouting reports
  • Learned to handle pressure and keep a sense of perspective in intense situations
  • Travelled in connection with European tournaments and study trips to i.a. Chelsea FC, Borrussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.
  • Having worked 10 years as a football coach I resigned when returning from Thailand because I wish to pursue an international career.
Nov 2009Jun 2014

Substitute Teacher

Rundhøjskolen - Elite Sports Academy Aarhus
  • Developed didactic and pedagogical competencies
  • Gained experience with guidance and conflict management
Jan 2010Jul 2011

Journalist

AGF Talentfodbold
  • Gained experience with practical journalism and communication on different platforms in a listed football club.
Nov 2009Jul 2011

Leader of Development

IF Lyseng Football
  • Responsible for the development of 65 players born in 1998 in Denmarks biggest football club based on memberships
  • Planned development strategy, practices and coordinated matches for three teams
  • Supervised a team of six older coaches.
2007Jul 2011

Football Coaching Specialist

AGF Fodboldtalentskole
  • Worked as a talent scout for a listed football club
  • Coached the most talented players from AGF's affiliated clubs.

Education

Sep 2013Mar 2016

Master of Arts, International and Global History

Aarhus University, Denmark

English-language MA focusing on international affairs.

  • Specialized in Scandinavia's role in the EU, NATO and UN and foreign policy
  • International organizations and institutions
  • Classic, cultural and public diplomacy
  • Methodology, research and academic presentation

Thesis:

  • A Nordic Bloc? An Analysis of Nordic Coherence in the United Nations (1945-2015)

Research papers:

  • The Impracticability of the UN Charter
  • American Public Diplomacy: From Cold War Succes Story to 21st Century Failure?
  • The Role of the Modern (Danish) Diplomat
Aug 2010Sep 2013

Bachelor of Arts, History and Journalistic Communication

Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Specialized in academic and journalistic presentation
  • Research, collection of data, processing and source criticism
  • Political use of history, world history and theory of science
Aug 2006Jun 2008

High School Diploma

Aarhus Akademi

Majored in Social Science, History, Danish, Spanish and English.

Certifications

June 2016Aug 2016

Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You

HEC Paris

Online course on European integration, politics and paradox.

Apr 2016May 2016

Global Diplomacy - Diplomacy in the Modern World

SOAS University of London

Online course on international diplomacy.

Nov 2015Jan 2016

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice

Leiden University, the Hague, Netherlands

Online course on terrorism and the psychology of the terrorist.

Aug 2015

Crisis Diplomacy

University of Copenhagen

Summer school on diplomacy in crisis situations. Collaboration between the university and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

July 2015

Transparency International School on Integrity

Mykolas Romerios Universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania

Summer school focusing on anti-corruption training for future leaders.