A former criminal justice officer with the United Nations, with degrees from Melbourne and Vienna, Marlena Hellebø is a recent law graduate. Additionally she holds certificates from the WIPO and New Media Law. With film and music constituting a huge part of her life and a large part of the remit of Ex-Animo Foundation, she is currently pursuing a career in intellectual property law.
She has had over 12 years of fundraising experience, both from the US Fund for UNICEF and Ex-Animo Foundation, and continues to channel funding into more exciting new projects, working with young people in the creative and musical arts.
Creative projects have taken her as far afield as South Africa, India, Israel and the United States. She is fluent in German, Norwegian and Swedish and proficient in Spanish, French and Hebrew.