Yvonne calls West Auckland, NZ home, although she was born in Norway and travels on an Austrian passport. Prior to entering the academic environment, she held several roles in hospitality organisations focused on Food & Beverage, Training, and Kitchen Administration before cross training into IT to become a Hospitality Business Solutions Specialist. Yvonne then moved to teaching at the School of Hospitality and Tourism where her research interests focused initially on blended learning and now include Work Integrated Learning. For the past six years Yvonne has led, taught, and developed processes to support Work Integrated Learning on the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management.