Sahra-Josephine Hjorth Petersen

Co-founder and CEO, CanopyLAB
Hvidovre, Denmark

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Denmark Denmark 2011


Sahra-Josephine Hjorth is the CEO and co-founder of CanopyLAB and a PhD Fellow at Aalborg University and the Danish Immigration Museum, where she researches the use and impact of social media and online networks. Sahra-Josephine has a background as Management Consultant in Public Policy at Rambøll Management, as well as Senior Editor at the political magazine RÆSON. She spent 6 years in the US, studying as an International Baccalaureate at the United World College in New Mexico, and International Relations at American University in Washington, D.C. During her master’s degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization at Aalborg University, she spent a semester at The Danish Consulate General in St. Petersburg in Russia. As part of her PhD, she has worked in Australia as a visiting researcher at the Immigration Museum in Melbourne. As an entrepreneur, Sahra-Josephine is focusing on disrupting the eLearning industry. She is a frequently used speaker on the topic of the future of learning, and in January 2017, her new book on how to design engaging eLearning experiences will be on the market. Sahra-Josephine is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow from the 2011 program in Denmark. In 2015, she won the HIA Senior Fellow Grant Competition for the course "ROMA: A discussion of diversity and the treatment of minorities", which was hosten on

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