Oct. 2010. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in systematic zoology, Stockholm University/ Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden. Thesis title: “Diversification on an ancient Darwinian island: Evolutionary history of caddisflies and other organisms on New Caledonia”.
April 2008. Licentiate of Philosophy (Lic. Phil.) in systematic zoology, Stockholm University. Thesis:”New Caledonian caddisflies: Taxonomy, phylogenetics and what rocks have to do with it”.
Dec. 2004. Candidatus scientarium (M.Sc) in systematic biology. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Thesis: “The systematics of the lowland and mountain forms of the green-veined white butterfly Pieris napi L. (Lepidoptera)”.
May 2003. Candidatus magisterii (B.Sc.) in biology. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
2016-present. Curator of Lepidoptera and Head of the Lepidoptera Section, Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
2014-2015. Postdoctoral research associate, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. Laboratories of Dr Keith Willmott, Dr. Akito Kawahara and Dr. Jackie Miller
2011-2014. Postdoctoral fellow, Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary biology, Harvard University. Lab of Prof. Naomi Pierce. Funded by the Research Council of Norway.
2006-2011. PhD stuent, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University / Entomology department, Swedish Museum of Natural History.
2005-2006. Curatorial assistant at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology department.
2005. Research technician at the Norwegian Crop Research Institute, Særheim, Norway.
2005. Research assistant at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Department of Natural History, Trondheim, Norway.