Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources
Svandís Svavarsdóttir was born on August 24, 1964. Her husband is Torfi Hjartarson, Lecturer. They have four children.
BA degree in Icelandic and General Linguistics from the University of Iceland in 1989.
MA study in Icelandic Grammar 1989-1993.
Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources since September 1st, 2012.
Minister for the Environment since May 10, 2009.
Member of the Icelandic Parliament for the Left-Green Movement since April 25, 2009.
Part-time teacher in Icelandic and General Linguistics 1990-1994.
Employed at The Communication Centre for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing 1992-1994 and 1998-2005.
Lecturer in sign language studies and sign language interpretation at The University of Iceland 1994-1998.
Secretary-General of the Left-Green Movement 2005-2006.
Member of Reykjavík City Council for the Left-Green Movement 2006-2009.
Chairman of the Left-Green Movement group in Reykjavík 2003-2005.
Member of the Board of the Department of Sports and Leisure in Reykjavík – ÍTR 2005-2006.
Member of the Equal Status Council 2007-2009.
Member of the Board of Reykjavík Energy 2007-2009.
Member of the Board of The Association of Local Authorities in Iceland 2007-2009.
Member of the Reykjavík City Council Executive Board 2007-2009.
Member of the Reykjavík Municipality's School Committe 2006-2007, alternate member 2004-2006.
Member of the Reykjavík Municipality's Kindergarten Committe 2006-2007.
Member of the Reykjavík Municipality's Planning Committe 2006-2009.