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:
Vanessa Mateus - Project Manager
In 2011 Vanessa visited Norway as tourist and fell in love with the country. When she finished the master degree in Organizational Psychology – 2013, she applied for an internship abroad and that brought her back to Oslo. Vanessa joined NIN as a Social Coordinator and is now a Project Manager responsable for manage the team of coordinators so that NIN events are successfully planned, promoted and organized every month. Vanessa loves to travel, to meet new people and new cultures!
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
Originally from Bulgaria, Vyara is also a naturalized US citizen. She studied a Master of Marketing in Amsterdam and always looks for new challenges and adventures. Her favorite cuisines are (authentic) Italian and Japanese. Would love to learn Spanish and Japanese. In addition to marketing, she is passionate about and gets inspired by traveling to new places, reading books, Australia, New Zealand & Japan, photography, going to concerts, among others.
Dimitris Polychronopoulos - Finance Coordinator
Dimitris moved to Oslo in 2013. He has an MBA with honours from BI Norwegian Business School and also has a Master of International Studies. He enjoys learning about different cultures and languages and likes to travel. Dimitris can converse in about a dozen languages, has lived in seven different countries and has visited more than 100 countries around the globe, including all seven continents. He plays the bouzouki, a Greek musical string instrument and likes to swim. In July 2000 he completed the swim across the Bosporus from the Asian to European side of Istanbul.
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.
Svitlana Telegina - Social Coordinator
Lana moved to Norway in 2014. As an EVS volunteer she worked in Oslo for one year. Back in Ukraine she worked as PR manager. She has 8 years of volunteer experience in different events worldwide, mostly she is involved in projects with children. As a member of The Norwegian Humanist Association she believes that only humanity can change this world. Her main scientific interest is developmental psychology. Lana joined NIN because she is willing to help newcomers to integrate in Norway. She loves to travel and make people smile.
Kate Rushdy - Deputy 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.
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?
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.