Alexandra Diem, machine learning consultant with a background in applied mathematics, has had a whirlwind career spanning several countries and continents. An avid outdoorsy person since childhood, she had one criteria when looking for a place to settle: easy access to nature. “I sit in front of the computer all day, so I like to be outside as much as possible in my free time”.
Diem, a native of Nuremberg, Germany, soon found that there are a limited number of places that can offer exciting prospects for an up-and-coming scientist. while also enabling her to live out her hobbies to the fullest. Then, three years ago, she went to a conference in Oslo, where she promptly received a job offer. After seeing the city, saying no was not really an option.
“Here, it can take as little as fifteen to thirty minutes to get out into nature. I like biking in Follo, Nordmarka and Svartskog. I can reach all of them easily by bike, or by using public transport.”
Her main passion is cycling, but she also takes a keen interest in skiing and hiking.
“I’ve lived in several big cities. This is the only place I know where you get all the benefits of being in a capital city while having beautiful nature basically on your doorstep,” she adds.
“Oslo is unique in that it is like a really big city in terms of how much goes on here, but that you don’t have to go far at all to feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere.”
Alexandra Diem has had a whirlwind career spanning several countries and continents.
Native of Nuremberg, Germany she is a ultracyclist and machine learning consultant.