Throughout my professional live I have
worked in my source languages as a university researcher and lecturer, as well
as a corporate researcher. I have a Ph.D. degree in Latin
American public policy and security management from Leiden University in the
Netherlands. Prior to this, I obtained a two-year Research Master in Latin
American and Amerindian studies from the same university. I also have a
Bachelor degree in Spanish languages and Latin American studies from the
University of Bergen in Norway.
During most of my studies and
working life I have resided abroad, including three years in Latin America.
This has permitted me to develop my language skills into a level of full
professional proficiency. This experience has also allowed me to acquire an
in-depth understanding of sociocultural, historical, political aspects, as well
as of the customs and habits of the countries I have lived in.