Writing Advisors

Meet the Writing Centre Staff

To book an appointment :

  • Take a look at our staff profiles to see which writing advisor you want to make an appointment with
  • Send a email to the Writing Advisor you want to book with.
  • Send us an email if you have questions regarding what we can assist you with.
  • Alejandro Herrera (ENG)


    Alejandro moved to Norway to pursue a bachelor degree in International Environment and Development Studies. Prior to his arrival he had performed studies in Chemical & Process Engineering and Foreign Language Teaching (English and French) in his native Medellín, Colombia. He has eight years' experience teaching English, French, and Spanish. Furthermore, Alejandro can assist students with writing in these three languages. His academic interests include both science and humanities. 

    Languages: English, French, and Spanish

  • Kamilla Evita Masvik (ENG/NOR)


    Kamilla is a Norwegian student. She is currently on her second year of the Bachelor in International Environment and Development studies. She can be of help in both Norwegian and English.

    Languages: English and Norwegian

  • Elaina Weber (ENG)


    Elaina was born and raised in the Great Lakes Basin in the United States. She has since spent years living in New York City, Norway, and the Netherlands with shorter stints for research in the Rocky Mountains and Nepal, for cellular biology and public health research. She has a bachelor's degree in biology and art from Fordham University in NYC and has worked as a microbiologist in tuberculosis research at Cornell's medical school. She's an active community participant, especially around local food systems, and teaches community classes in yoga and mindfulness. She is currently writing her master's thesis for International Environmental Studies on transformational societal change from the angle of healthy diets from sustainable food systems.

    Languages: English

  • Øyvind Nyheim (ENG/NOR)


    Øyvind is a Norwegian student in his last year of a bachelor's degree in Biologi.  He is interested in both environmental, life and social sciences. Øyvind has spent one year of exchange in Brazil, and can also assist students in Spanish and Portuguese.
    Languages: Norwegian, English, Spanish and Portuguese

  • Niklas Pettersen Mintorovitch


    Niklas is the coordinator of the Writing Centre. He has a masters degree in Cultural History from the University of Oslo and a teaching degree in Practical Pedagogy from Østfold University College. He has previously been working as a lecturer in the Teacher Education Program at Østfold University College, and is still involved in research projects concerning pedagogy. His academic interests include academic writing, cultural history, pedagogy, philosophy, science of religions and sustainable development. He gives advice in Norwegian and English, and is happy to help bachelor, master and PhD students.

    Languages: English and Norwegian

  • Alaitz Aritza


    Alaitz was born and raised on the east coast of the United States, but has since lived in several countries, including Ecuador, South Korea, New Zealand, Spain and Nepal. He received his bachelor’s in Music, Culture and Cognition from Pitzer College, falling in love with the mountainous landscape he encountered while studying in California. After serving as a Fulbright cultural ambassador and English teaching assistant, he spent three years exploring some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth while living out of his backpack. These experiences motivated him to return to academia, this time with a focus on the interactions between humans and the natural world. After training as a Wilderness First Responder in the US, he then completed a master’s in Political Ecology, Degrowth and Environmental Justice at the Autonomous University of Barcelona before beginning the master’s of International Environmental Studies at NMBU.

    Languages: English (Native) Spanish (Fluent)

  • Johanne Aalen Kjerstad


    Johanne is a Norwegian student enrolled in the International Environmental Studies master’s program. Before she began studying at NMBU, she obtained a degree in marketing with a specialization in innovation and entrepreneurship, and a bachelors’ degree in Economics. Johanne has previously spent time abroad as an exchange student in Australia and can assist students in both Norwegian and English.

    Languages: Norwegian and English