Secretariat

Sofie Castella

Managing Director

Sofie started as CEO on November 1, 2021, and since then she has quickly build the DDSA secretariat with a total of six full-time employees. Sofie comes from Novo Nordisk, where she has held several management positions in data science for 12 years. Sofie holds a master’s degree in Mathematics and Bioinformatics from Roskilde University and the University of Copenhagen and has taken courses at the universities of Lund and Helsinki.

Contact: sofie@ddsa.dk // +45 9351 1120

Marie Louise Thorstensen

Communications Manager

Marie Louise is cand.scient.pol from Aarhus University and has a Diploma in Communications from DMJX with experience from The Danish Parliament, Danish Chamber of Commerce, and Agency for Digital Government.

Contact: marielouise@ddsa.dk // +45 9351 1848

Sniff Andersen Nexø

Education & Grant Manager

Sniff has a PhD in History and a cross-disciplinary MA. Now engaged in the education and networking activities of the DDSA, she draws on 10+ years of experience with research and pre-/postgrad education as an associate professor and the chair of the PhD school at HUM at the University of Copenhagen.

Contact: sniff@ddsa.dk // +45 3190 3539

Mette Specht Andersen

Fellowship & Grant Manager

Mette is MA in Philosophy, Theory of Science and History. She has one and a half years of experience from DTU as PhD Coordinator at DTU Health Tech and PhD Coordinator in DTU’s central PhD administration, plus 9 months as PhD Coordinator in Research and Innovation at the University of Copenhagen.

Contact: mette@ddsa.dk // +45 2489 2508

Sandra Franco Iborra

Scientific Events Manager

Sandra is originally from Barcelona, Spain. She has a PhD in Neuroscience and has worked as Education and Outreach Coordinator at the New York Genome Center, leading the organization and logistics for annual research symposia and workshops that help to disseminate research advances in the field of single cell genomics. She has also been volunteering with STEM education & outreach organizations to promote scientific vocations among young students.

Contact: sandra@ddsa.dk // +45 9351 3546

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Marius Laurberg Cortsen

Service Designer – Service development and stakeholder management

Marius has a BSc. in Business, Language and Culture, and a MSc. Cand.merc in Innovation Management and Business Development from CBS. He has previously worked in innovation consulting and learning management.

Contact: marius@ddsa.dk // +45 9351 1125