Dr. Behrendt is a consultant, a professor and a researcher. She is fluent in Spanish, German, English and Portuguese. Her research focuses on inclusion and education with special attention on ICT. She has published on the subject. Prior to her career in academics, Dr. Behrendt held several executive positions in global financial institutions and consultancies. She owns her own consultancy focused on innovation, creativity, social innovation, education, communication working globally with several industries.