What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Placing 7th at the U23 World Rowing Championships in 2014.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
Am I allowed to dream? Jennifer Lawrence.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My dog, Stella.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Johnny Depp, Emma Stone and Prince William.
What is your favorite word?
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An Olympic medalist.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Don’t let the highs get too high, and the lows too low”. – Dave O’Neill
What inspired you to study your field?
Reading about horrific events all over the world in newspapers every day.
What would your best friend say is your best quality?
That I am so similar to her.
Which living person do you most admire, and why?
My mom, because she’s never mad when I call in the middle of the night (which happens a lot when you don’t study close to home, believe me).
Ingvild Roenningen is a Norwegian MA student in the Department of Geography, studying Geopolitics, Territory and Security. She studied her undergraduate degree at the University of California Berkeley in the U.S., majoring in sociology. While studying at Berkeley she was also captain of the Cal Women’s Rowing Team, as well as representing Norway at several World Championships.
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