A day in the life of a Norwegian-American young professional, May 9, 2018


A day in the life of  Tatiana, Alexander, Sondre, and Trym!

NACC hosted a panel discussion and reception with Norwegian-American young professionals on May 9:


Tatiana Brunvall is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she studied energy and environment. She worked as a legal assistant for the boutique litigation firm MoloLamken for one year, before moving into her current position as a legal analyst for the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Alexander L. Powers lived in Oslo for 3 years working for Norwegian conglomerate Orkla. Orkla specializes in food and household brands such as Nidar, Kims, and Lilleborg. When he moved back to the States he transitioned to politics by working on political campaigns. He worked on Congressman Patrick Murphy’s campaign, then on Hillary’s campaign, first as a fundraiser and then as a Field Organizer. He now works for the New York State Government as the Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Labor. Alexander majored in Economics at Dickinson College, where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors.

Sondre Ulvund Solstad is a doctoral candidate in International Relations and Woodrow Wilson Scholar at Princeton University. His research centers on investment, technology, technology innovation, and the role of money and other resources in political competition. In addition to his research and teaching at Princeton, Sondre is a fellow at the Center for International Security Studies, where he organizes the International Security Academic Colloquium. He is a columnist for Agenda, a Norwegian magazine for political and cultural analysis. He is published in a range of Norwegian, Chinese and international publications. Prior to his doctoral studies, Sondre studied at NYU (B.A.) and served as a conscript in the North Brigade of the Norwegian Army.

Trym Steinset Torvund is part of the Investment Talent Program at Norges Bank Investment Management, which is responsible for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund. He worked as an equity analyst at UBS in London before relocating to New York last summer. Trym holds a bachelor’s degree from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).


Ewa Staworzynska is President of NACC’s Young Associates. Ewa has an undergrad degree in Economics and a masters degree in International Relations. In her career, she has specialized in international business and startups. She helped grow New York Next, and she is currently working at the International Labour Organization. She is also the Manager for Seed Forum in NYC and the East Coast.

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