She has also served in regional functions at the Division of International Protection at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva 2005-2011.
Before joining UNHCR, Ms. Öst interned with the Centre for Human Rights in Switzerland and worked on various research projects at the Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University in Åbo, Finland in the fields of Citizenship/Statelessness and Election Monitoring. She has also carried out brief consultancies for the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ms. Öst has a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public International Law from the Åbo Akademi University, Finland. She speaks Swedish, English and Finnish.