Britta Augdahl loves to spend time outside breathing in the fresh air - running, biking & hiking are some of her favorite things to do. She loves having the hum of jazz music in the background of her day-to-day activities, and enjoys reading and playing the piano and guitar when she has time. Britta is a huge dog enthusiast, and has a budding obsession with plants. She also loves to explore thrift stores and coffee shops in her free time. In college, Britta studied religion and looks forward to further exploring her interest in liberation theology, and passion for justice and reconciliation at Luther Seminary this fall.
When she was 10 years old, her family moved to Gvarv, a small town in Telemark, Norway. Here, she was given the incredible opportunity to fully immerse herself in the Norwegian language and culture for 4 years during middle school. This experience was a catalyst for Britta’s love of the Norwegian language and culture, fostering deep connections with her Norwegian roots.
Britta attended St. Olaf College where she also majored in Norwegian and continued to strengthen her language skills and cultural understanding. She spent a summer studying in Oslo at the International Summer School and later completed an internship in Oslo at the Karibu Foundation. Oslo holds a particularly special place in her heart - atop the Kolsås mountaintop is where she and her husband got engaged! They hope to spend lots of time together in Norway in the future.