Former Political Adviser Kjersti Aastad (Conservative Party)

Kjersti Aastad was appointed Political Adviser to the Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey on 7. October 2014.

Work experience
2014 – Political advisor to The Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey
2014 (March – October) Communication advisor to The Conservative Party’s group at the Parliament
2010 – 2014 Political advisor to Actis – Norwegian Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs
2008 – 2010 Communication consultant at Actis
2007 – 2008 Information associate at the Institute for technical energy (temporary)
2006 Associate at JKL Oslo (advisor)
2006 Internship Hosle Communication
Autumn 2002 Internship at the main information organisation at The Conservative Party
1999 – 2000 Journalist at Varden, at their youth publication”Fri”  
1997 – 2000 Youth secretary at The Norwegian Young Conservatives in Telemark

Education
2004 – 2006 Master of Science in Communication, ITHACA College
2001 – 2004 Bachelor - Information and public relations including organisation communication at Hedmark University College
2000 – 2001 Elementary courses in litterature at NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
1999 – 2000 Media studies, parts of the elementary course, University of Bergen and Examen Philosophicum/Examen Facultatum, University of Oslo

Tasks / voluntary work
2014 Member of board, The Conservative Party in district Gamle Oslo
2012 – 2014 Safety delegate at Actis
2011 – 2014 Volontary group leader, Non- violent conflict resolution at The Red Cross in Oslo
2010 – 2013 Vice chairman /board member of the campaign/, ”Av-og-til”
2003 – 2004 Head of the Student Council, Department of economy, social science and information
technology, at Rena
2002 – 2003 Member of the National Student Association’s principal program committee 
1996 – 2000 Vice chairman / acting leader at The Norwegian Young Conservatives in Telemark