Student Support Services

Kristina Dodier

Kristina Dodier

Admissions Officer and Career Counsellor

Ms. Dodier is from Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA and has lived in Boston and Copenhagen. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College in English Literature with a minor in creative writing. Started out in the business world in marketing, sales/management before embarking on a career in education.

She has a Master’s Degree from Salem State College in Education, in School Counselling which incorporates educational pedagogy and career counselling as well as counselling psychology.

She worked as a teacher and counsellor at several schools in the USA. Moving to Denmark in 2009 to build and implement a college and careers counselling program at a large international school in Denmark.

She has attended many college counselling conferences around the world and has enjoyed presenting at conferences and networking with both international counsellors and university admissions representatives.

 

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

"My favourite thing about Denmark is the social system and living in the progressive, vibrant city of Copenhagen."

Kirsten Thøgersen

Kirsten Thøgersen

School Psychologist

Mrs. Thøgersen is a Danish licensed clinical psychologist with experience working as an educational psychologist at international schools in Brussels and in China.

She combines her experience of working with children in international settings both in her private practice and at international schools, as well as teaching child psychology to both parents and psychology students.

Since moving to Denmark in 2009, she has worked with the psychological evaluation of children and adolescents with special needs at both the Aleris psychiatric Hospital and at the private clinic, PsykologCompagniet in Copenhagen.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

"I like Copenhagen because my family is here, and it is easy and pleasant to get around by bike. I like the work/ life balance and that fathers are seriously involved in the care of their children. I cannot imagine a better place to be, especially during spring and summer."

Melia Svendsen

Melia Svendsen

SENCO

Mrs. Svendsen is from Oklahoma, USA. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. Mrs. Svendsen has worked as an international teacher and school counselor in several countries, including the USA, Philippines, England, Sweden, and Denmark.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

"What I love most about Denmark is that it is a great place for children and families. I feel like kids are very safe and healthy here. I’m very grateful for the generous maternity leave that allowed me to spend quality time with my baby during her first year of life. And Christmas in Denmark is the best!"

Ms. Stephanie Noda

Ms. Stephanie Noda

SENCO

Ms. Noda comes from Wanganui, New Zealand, where she grew up with her Maori father and English mother. She graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary and a Diploma in Education Studies.

Ms. Noda worked in a small country school in New Zealand for 2 years as a classroom teacher and lead teacher of the Arts curriculum before moving to London, England. Here, she worked as a classroom teacher and later lead teacher in Numeracy at an International Junior School until moving to Copenhagen in 2015.

What I most like about Denmark and Copenhagen?

“The people are what make a city great and because of this, the cultural diversity and open friendliness, I love being here! Plus the biking, green spaces and the energy that fills the city during the long summer nights are pretty awesome too!”