Tonje is an experienced strategic and operational communications adviser with a background from larger, complex organisations in the humanitarian sector. She has a strong track record in all aspects of project management, public strategic communications, internal communications, content production and media relations. She has managed projects within both international and Norwegian context and her previous experience includes managing strategic partnerships within the privat sector and with private foundations. She has also worked for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland where she managed their annual flagship event, the Nansen Refugee Awards, and was responsible for all partner liaison, ceremony production, strategic planning, and logistics. Tonje has a Bachelor of Science in international relations from Bjørknes University College in Oslo. She has also studied at Stellenboch University in South Africa.