Kirsten Borden is a native of the Kingdom of Denmark. She speaks several languages and holds a business degree from Business Schools in Denmark. Her teaching interest and experiences includes intercultural communications and exam testing at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute in Washington D.C. for diplomats and defense officers. She has translated ILR Levels 2 and 3 teaching programs for Comprehensive Language Center, Arlington, VA, and assisted with Maryland University’s Danish on-line JLU program, Levels 2+ and 3. She is the recipient of the State Department’s Certificate of Appreciation for exceptional integration of activities to enhance cultural knowledge into the Danish curriculum, and has been given the Dean’s Coin in recognition of excellence. Prior to joining the Foreign Service Institute’s teaching staff she travelled the world, first as a stewardess for Pan American World Airways, then with Hagen International of Copenhagen during the company’s interior designing and construction of the Sultan of Brunei’s palace. She created a manual on how to facilitate a move of the company’s artisan staff to the ASEAN world; an idea which later was sold to other international companies. She worked as information manager and officer for Scandinavian Seaways/DFDS, where she created the cruise line’s program ‘Conferences at Sea’ for the Copenhagen/Oslo route. Upon returning to the United States in 1997 she worked for MBH Settlement Group in Virginia and created the company’s concierge program. This program was later brought into Kirsten Borden’s own business McLean Concierge Services. Kirsten Borden is a member of World Wings International and a 2007 Certified Member of Capital Speakers Club of Washington D.C.