Esther Christoffersen is a graduate of the University of Washington. She was born and raised in Bergen, Norway, and came to Seattle to attend the UW. Having found a strong Scandinavian presence here, she decided to stay after graduation. Esther leads the Student Issues Committee for the Department of Scandinavian Studies Advisory Board and is involved in the Nordic community through the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Young Nordics - a group organized through the Nordic Heritage Museum. She works for Microsoft.