From 15th July 2017 onwards, I am enrolled as PhD fellow at the Department of Culture and Global Studies. My research project studies community collaboration as potential resource for developing tourism in and for Greenland, by exploring existing forms of collaboration, including cooperations, exchange of knowledge and coordination among a variety of actors on the ground. It investigates future possible collaboration as way of mitigating challenges and embracing opportunities for tourism development. The PhD fellowship is co-funded by Aalborg Havn.
I am originally from Berlin, Germany, and moved to Copenhagen in 2014. Next to completing a vocational training as International Tourism Assistant in Berlin, I worked in England, the Caribbean and Spain. Thereafter I complemented my vocational training with a BA degree as Business Administration Specialist in Tourism, which I successfully completed at the Berlin School of Economics and Law in 2011. After my studies, I worked in a variety of places within the tourism sector, including the hotel industry, an online travel agency, and the event management sector.
Upon completion of my MA degree in Global Tourism Development at Aalborg University in 2016, I worked as a research assistant on a project on tourism development in Greenland together with Carina Ren. This project was implemented as a cooperation project between the Center for Logistics and Cooperation (CLS) and the Tourism Research Unit / AAU, was supported by Aalborg Havn A/S, and it crucially set the ground for my PhD project.