Natalie Marie Gulsrud

Natalie Marie Gulsrud

Associate Professor - Promotion Programme

  • Landscape Architecture, Planning and Society

    Rolighedsvej 23

    1958 Frederiksberg C

    Phone: +45 21 86 55 24

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Natalie Marie Gulsrud




29 December 1979



Current residency

Copenhagen, Denmark

Previous countries of residency

USA, Germany

Contact information

Rolighedsvej 23, 1958 Frederiksberg, Denmark,

+45 2186 5524,


PhD Candidate

  • June 2010 - August 2015
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
  • Doctoral research on the governance of urban green space branding 

Scan Design Fellow                                                                                                                          

  • August 2009 – January 2010
  • University of Copenhagen Danish Center for Forest, Landscape, and Planning
  • Focus on urban green space management and health design

Master in Public Administration                                                                                                         

  • September 2007 – January 2010
  • University of Washington
  • Focus on urban transportation planning & policy

Fulbright Scholar                                        

  • Septemberer 2003- July 2004
  • University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Focus on cross-cultural approaches to climate change policy

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                                                                 

  • September 1999- May 2003
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • English Literature, Environmental Studies, and Women’s Studies: Summa cum laude



English, native speaker

Danish, fluent understanding, fluent speaking, fair writing (9,5 in Dansk prøve 3)

German, fluent understanding, fair speaking and writing

Swedish, fair understanding, beginner speaking and writing

Norwegian, fair understanding, beginner speaking and writing


Professional Experience

University of Copenhagen

  • Researcher and Instructor    
  • September 2010 - Current                                                                                              
  • Coordinator and teacher of masters level course Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
  • Teach approximately 30 students from over 10 nationalities
  • Provide international and Scandinavian perspective on course topic
  • Receive excellent student reviews 

Seattle Children’s, Seattle, Washington                                                                                         

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, Transportation Department
  • February 2010 – May 2010
  • Led bicycle and pedestrian commuter program with a combined employee mode share of 12%
  • Coordinated company bike program
  • Developed bicycle and pedestrian alternatives for Seattle Children’s expansion plans
  • Worked with community, city, and county leaders to develop regional bike sharing program


Gehl Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark                                                                                        

  • Research Intern
  • October 2009 – January 2010
  • Researched and summarized various schools of bicycle and pedestrian methodology
  • Created archive of Gehl publications


Seattle Children’s, Seattle, Washington                                                                                        

  • Pedestrian and Outreach Lead, Transportation Department
  • November 2008 – July 2009
  • Led employee pedestrian commuter program with over 300 pedestrians and 5% mode share
  • Developed Seattle Children’s and Neighborhoods Walking Map in partnership with Feet First
  • Built external relations with pedestrian advocacy organizations
  • Communicated directly with clinical staff to eliminate barriers to alternative commuting
  • Co-facilitated Children’s commute trip reduction program with a 34% SOV rate

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bicycle Commuter Specialist, Transportation Department                                   

  • June 2007 – October 2008
  • Co-led employee bicycle commuter program with over 400 cyclists and 6% mode share
  • Co-developed mid-day mobility bike programs for Children’s employees with the goal of increasing bike mode share from 6% to 8% in two years
  • Provided on-demand bicycle commute research and advice
  • Developed external relations with bicycle advocacy organizations
  • Co-facilitated Children’s commute trip reduction program with a 34% SOV rate


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington                                                

  • Program Assistant, Public Health Sciences Division
  • March 2005- June 2007
  • Coordinated recruitment, screening, and data collection for 5 breast cancer prevention studies
  • Recruited up to 800 participants for 3 breast cancer prevention studies: conducted telephone interviews with sensitive medical and personal information, interviewed study participants in clinic
  • Generation of Funding
  • Scan Design Fellowship, 2009
  • US Department of State Fulbright Fellowship, 2003 to 2004
  • National Science Foundation Summer Scholar Fellowship, 2002
  • Pacific Lutheran University English Department Fellowship, 2002
  • Morris K. Udall Scholar Fellowship, 2001 to 2002
  • Pacific Lutheran President’s Scholarship, 1999 to 2003
  • Congressional- Bundestag Scholarship, 1998 to 1999                        

Knowledge of languages

Fluent written and spoken English

Fluent spoken Danish 

Intermediate German


Master in Public Administration

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