Eva studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Copenhagen, and finished with a Master’s degree in History with a thesis on the early Danish Women’s Rights Movement. Her research was awarded with the Gold Medal of the University of Copenhagen in 1963. She taught history and was principal at Aabenraa Statsskole, an academic upper secondary school, from 1975-2001. In 1987, she received a royal decoration as Knight of Dannebrog (R) from HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
In 1996, Eva joined Zonta and, since 2009, has been writing Zonta’s history. She first wrote the history of the Danish Zonta clubs to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Zonta Club of Copenhagen and soon after finished the complete history of District 13.
In 2014, recognizing a need to record the history of Zonta’s first century not only to preserve the past, but serve the future, Eva set to work.
"Eva's work is unique in its attention to detail and accuracy, and it would be difficult if not impossible to find another member of Zonta who would have dedicated so much time and emotional effort to accomplish the task," wrote Val Sarah in regards to Eva's work on compiling the complete Zonta history. "She would be the first to admit that she has enjoyed support, but the sheer volume of work has been staggering and complex, involving communication with all Zonta's districts, old and new, all with different levels of archival collection and storage."
For the better part of a decade, Eva, worked alongside knowledgeable and dedicated Zontians around the world in researching and compiling complete histories of a district or a geographical region. This work was incorporated in the more than 80 chapters of complete Zonta history and appendices that are now free for all of Zonta and the rest of the world to read and use.
Beryl McMillan, Centennial Anniversary Committee chairman, contributed to this article.