Erlend is a positive and ambitious student with a wide academic background and significant international experience. He recently completed one year of master-level studies in Business Management at the Wisconsin School of Business, after one year at the Norwegian School of Economics. Prior to this shift towards business he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in East Asian studies at the University of Oslo, where he specialized in Japanese language, and has therefore spent almost two years in Japan; both as an exchange student and as a trainee at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo. His wide field of interest has also allowed him to volunteer in Ecuador, work as a radio operator on an icebreaker in the Royal Norwegian Navy, and backpack across Eastern Europe. Being passionate about student life and organizational work, Erlend has also held multiple positions of leadership within student festivals, student committees, sports and sketch comedy.