Olivia is currently two years into a PhD in information systems, where she examines data governance and how organizations can organize to better gain value from their data assets. Her research is deeply interdisciplinary; shaped by her background in information systems management, international studies and language as well as her joint affiliation with both the Department of Political Science and Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University. Although a scholar at heart, Olivia approaches her academic work in close collaboration with IT practitioners, continously seeking to bridge theory with practice.
Olivia is self-proclaimed tech savvy, an ardent LEGO enthusiast and frequently ventures out into Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. She is passionate about design, dancing, biking and obsessively nurtures her 13 house plants. Olivia enjoys airports and has lived in Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Denmark. She is also a proud proponent of pineapple on pizza.