Board of UAK

UAK's board is elected at the organization's Annual General Meeting. The Board is comprised of seven members, each elected for two years at a time. The current Board is: Andrea Gunnarsdóttir, Bjarklind Björk Gunnarsdóttir, Guðrún Valdís Jónsdóttir, Ingveldur María Hjartardóttir, Katrín Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir Bachmann, Kristín Sverrisdóttir og Kristjana Björk Barðdal. Alternate members of the Board are elected for one year at a time. The current alternate members are Árný Lára Sigurðardóttir and Berglind Grímsdóttir.

Andrea Gunnarsdóttir
Phone: +354 663-0403

Andrea is a 25 year old with a bachelor degree in Engineering Management from Reykjavík University. She works as a technical consultant at AGR Dynamics. She was a board member of UAK 2016 – 2018 and is an One Young World ambassador. Andrea is the Deputy UN Youth Delegate of Iceland on Gender Equality.

Bjarklind Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Communication Manager
Phone: +354 774-2702

Bjarklind is a 25 year old mother with a BSc degree in psychology from Reykjavík University. She now works for Jafnréttisskóli Reykjavíkur. She also works on a project that was funded by Rannís to take analyze what teaching material is available in gender and queer studies.

Guðrún Valdís Jónsdóttir
Phone: +354 845-6920

Guðrún Valdís is 28 years old and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University. She currently works as a security consultant at Syndis.

Inga María Hjartardóttir
Vice Chairman and International Relations
Phone: +354 896-5252

Inga María is a 27 year old musician from Akranes with a Music Business Management degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Inga works as a Marketing specialist at Iceland’s largest telecommunications company, Síminn.

Kristín Sverrisdóttir
Account Manager
Phone: +354 868-0704

Kristín is 29 years old and works as a Process Engineer at Össur. She holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from ERAU in Daytona Beach, FL, and MSc in Medical Engineering from KTH in Stockholm.

Katrín Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir Bachmann
Marketing Manager
Phone: +354 846-6473

Katrín is 27 years old and is the Hotel Manager at Center Hotels Arnarhvoll in Reykjavík. She holds a Bachelor in business administration in international hospitality management with emphasis on entrepreneurship (Honors&Merit) from Les Roches Global Hospitality Education Switzerland.

Kristjana Björk Barðdal
Conference Manager
Phone: +354 858-7862

Kristjana is 25 years old and holds a BSc in both industrial engineering and computational science from the University of Iceland. Today Kristjana is doing a master’s degree in industrial engineering as well as working as a business analyzer at the City of Reykjavík. Kristjana is also a board member at Ský.

Árný Lára Sigurðardóttir
Alternate Member
Phone: +354 867-2739

Árný Lára is 29 years old political scientist working as a project manager at the International Division of the University of Iceland. Árný has a BA in German from the University of Iceland and Paris Lodron University of Salzburg as well as a MA degree in International Relations from the University of Iceland.

Berglind Grímsdóttir
Alternate Member
Phone: +354 894-9049

Berglind is 26 years old and works as a store manager at 66°North in Miðhrauni. She has a BAc degree in anthropology from University of Iceland and Oxford Brooks University in Oxford, UK and MAc degree in criminology from University of Kent in Canterbury, UK.


Former Boards

2020/2021: Vala Rún Magnúsdóttir (Chairman), Amna Hasecic, Andrea Gunnarsdóttir, Bjarklind Björk Gunnarsdóttir, Björgheiður Margrét Helgadóttir, Ingveldur María Hjartardóttir and Kristjana Björk Barðdal.

2019/2020: Snæfríður Jónsdóttir (Chairman), Amna Hasecic, Auður Albertsdóttir, Björgheiður Margrét Helgadóttir, Kolfinna Tómasdóttir and Vala Rún Magnúsdóttir.

2018/2019: Sigyn Jónsdóttir (Chairman), Anna Berglind Jónsdóttir, Auður Albertsdóttir, Ásbjörg Einarsdóttir, Kolfinna Tómasdóttir and Snæfríður Jónsdóttir.

2017/2018: Sigyn Jónsdóttir (Chairman), Andrea Gunnarsdóttir, Anna Berglind Jónsdóttir, Ásbjörg Einarsdóttir, Elísabet Erlendsdóttir and Helena Rós Sturludóttir.

2016/2017: Margrét Berg Sverrisdóttir (Chairman), Andrea Gunnarsdóttir, Dagný Engilbertsdóttir, Elísabet Erlendsdóttir, Guðbjörg Lára Másdóttir and Helena Rós Sturludóttir.

2015/2016: Lilja Gylfadóttir (Chairman), Andrea Karlsdóttir, Guðbjörg Lára Másdóttir, Karen Ósk Gylfadóttir, Margrét Berg Sverrisdóttir and Melkorka Þöll Vilhjálmsdóttir.

2014/2015: Lilja Gylfadóttir (Chairman), Kristel Finnbogadóttir (Vice Chairman), Andrea Karlsdóttir, Karen Ósk Gylfadóttir and Rakel Guðmundsdóttir.