NIN is a voluntary member organisation. It is run by the committed Coordinators who are the face of NIN by organising social activities, providing monthly speakers, managing membership, finance, IT, communication, and marketing. Each group is composed of at least two coordinators who serve for a minimum of six months. The team of Coordinators is led by a Project Manager, and seconded by a Deputy Project Manager. Here is the list of our current coordinators:
Kate Rushdy - Project Manager
Kate Moved to Norway in September 2013. She has a BA in PR and Advertising (Honours) and an MA in Marketing from Durham university (Merits). She is currently a Digital Marketing Freelancer. She has lived in eight different countries before moving to Asker. She loves travelling, exploring new cultures and building friendships from around the globe. Her hobbies include; swimming, reading and cooking, with a particular passion for baking and designing birthday cakes.
Adam Csetneki - IT Coordinator
Adam came from the heart of Europe in 2016. That was the year of the first visit and the move to Oslo. Love at first sight. He worked for a global telecommunication company as a Coordinator at his home. He started the new life with seven years experience in search of new oppurtinities, adventures. He joined the NIN gladly, he want to be an effective member of this community. He likes hiking in the nature, to discover, to learn more and more. This is one of the reasons why he is here.
Vyara Løvig - Marketing Coordinator
Vyara moved to Oslo from New York in 2013. Originally from Bulgaria, she is also a naturalized US citizen. She has recently finished a Master of Marketing in Amsterdam. Vyara always looks for new challenges and adventures. Her favorite cuisines are Peruvian, Mexican, Japanese. Would love to learn Spanish. In addition to marketing, she gets inspired by traveling to new places, reading books, Australia, New Zealand & Japan, going to concerts, among others.
Saho Kitayama - Social Coordinator
Saho first came to Norway as an exchange student in 2011 and studied Norwegian language for one year. After she finished her bachelor degree in social science-comparative societies and cultures from Japan, she moved back to Norway in 2013 to explore more challenges. She likes to travel around the world, experience different cultures and meet new people with different backgrounds. She has been doing rhythmic gymnastics since when she was young, so one of her hobbies is listening to music and choreographing dance.
Kamila Wisz - Speakers Coordinator
Kamila is a teacher, educator and a workshop facilitator. She has a MA in history of culture from University of Wroclaw, Poland. She always wanted to connect her passion for education with experience in non-governmental organizations and that's what brought her to Oslo. She moved to the city in 2011 when she started her internship at Norwegian Peace Council. Currently she cooperates with such organizations like Norwegian Red Cross, Norwegian Peace Association and Polish Humanitarian Action, where she facilitates workshops with youth and teachers on topics related to human rights, humanitarian crises, conflict management and mediation. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cinema, literature and cooking. She loves travelling, meeting new people and their cultures.
Shaun LeonGuerrero - Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator
Shaun is from San Diego, California and has moved to Oslo in 2012. He is a "love-pat" and followed his, now husband, back to Oslo. He has a Bachelor's in International Development Studies, with an emphasis and passion for education and sustainable development, from the University of CA, Los Angeles. He has over 8 years of non-profit / NGO experience, ranging from local to national and international projects. As NIN's new Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator, he is looking forward to meeting and interacting with new and current members of NIN, plus to help recruit new NIN coordinators who wish to volunteer. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his friends and family. Good food, good wine, good conversation, and good friends & family... what more can you ask for?
Valeria Temple - Speaker Coordinator
As a newcomer in September 2017, Valeria moved to Oslo from Silicon Valley to reunite with her Norwegian husband. With more than 15 years of experience in Enterprise, Startup and Social Entrepreneurship, Valeria is looking forward to discovering a new country. Russian-born American with MS in Computer Science she had an opportunity to live and work in Europe in the past while working for Skype Communications. Valeria's interests are very broad: from opera and ballet to salsa dancing, from art and politics to scuba diving with sharks … these are just a few of many subjects she can discuss with you.”
Michaël Beaudoin - Membership Coordinator
Michaël moved to Norway in September 2017. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degreeof Université Laval, Québec and a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) title of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Prior moving to Norway, he worked in audit at Ernst & Young (EY), both in Canada and the United States, and in advisory at Grant Thornton. He speaks French, English and Spanish fluently. He loves travelling, exploring and learning about different cultures.
If you want to be a part of our dynamic team, and expand your professional and social network, please check out our open positions here.