Adjusting to an international career move

Back view of Iversen family walking down mountain pathASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Postdoctoral Research Associate Lars Iversen and his family were recently interviewed by Nature for an article titled “One couple, two cities: How to handle an international career move.” In this article, Iversen and his wife Mette Bendixen – a physical geographer and postdoctoral scholar at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder – share about their unique lifestyle and adapting to new career opportunities. Iversen and his family traveled from Denmark after being recipients of the Carlsberg Foundation Scholarship. Iversen states, “When we were applying for grants, some senior colleagues told us that it is almost impossible for a couple to succeed and stay in academia. If we had listened to them, one of us would have quit. But we challenged this perspective.” [Photo credit: Lønsmann Iversen]