«When the going gets tough, the tough get going» is a phrase describing Silje’s attitude. With passion and ambitions, she wants to fight climate change and work on problems related to energy, sustainability, medicine, agriculture and/or aquaculture, together with inspiring, intelligent and like-minded people.
Prior to NSE, Silje studied nanotechnology at NTNU for five years while being a top athlete and Norwegian champion in orienteering. She has always sought new challenges, i.a. being head of the Nordic Student Championships in Orienteering, the career fair Chemistry Day, and Studentaksjonen in Trondheim, a fundraising for the education of Afghan children. Her work experience includes R&D within cancer therapy and conducting particles for electronics.
Besides her studies, Silje loves running, climbing, skiing and being outdoors, especially on top of steep mountains. She was accepted to NSE due to her curiosity and team-spirit, willingness to learn and work hard, and her desire to make a difference.