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Lauritz Schönfeld

About Lauritz Schönfeld

Geology Presenter & Guide


Lauritz was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. After a 2010-11 stint as an exchange student in Nuuk, Greenland, he graduated high school and returned to Greenland to volunteer with the Greenland Youth Council (SORLAK) and the American Field Service. Lauritz has also worked for the local tourism office, Touring Greenland and Tupilak Travel in Nuuk, and lived in the Greenland communities of Qaqortoq, Sisimiut, Ittoqqortoormiit and Ilulissat. In the latter, he was a tourism guide with both World of Greenland and Greenland Travel. He has also taught West Greenlandic, Danish, mathematics, social studies and informatics at Ejnar Mikkaelsen Atuarfik, the local primary school in Ittoqqortoormiit.

Lauritz studies geology and geoscience at the University of Potsdam.