Who am I?
I am a 21-year-old college student with a passion for photography and videography. I have directed and filmed a mini documentary on tattooing (which won an OU student video production award), produced a $2000 PSA, and created a mini radio play. I have also had the opportunity of working with Earth Rebirth, a non-profit organization in Oklahoma, on a promotional video. Along with personal projects and schoolwork, I am working on a practicum with other OU students where we are producing, directing, and editing The Set, a music-focused multi-camera show, which airs on the statewide cable channel OUTV. I am a UWC Davis Scholar and member of the OU Honors College. Additionally, I have volunteered with different organizations, such as The Red Cross, where I supported refugees with integration into the community; The LGBT+ Program Advisory Board at OU, where I organize events; and the Headington College Council student organization where I served as a public relations chair.
08.2018 – PRESENT
TEACHING ASSISTANT, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at OU
I lead discussion sections for students in the introductory class ”Intro to Mass Media” under the lead of Dean Walker. I have weekly lessons with students and I serve as a mentor inside and outside the class connecting them to opportunities and support in their academic careers.
08.2018 – PRESENT
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, Sooner Vision (OU Athletics Department)
I help create media content for the OU athletics department such as promotional videos, as well as helping out with broadcast of sports games ranging from Saturday Football to weekday volleyball.
SUMMER OF 2018
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT, ON
I created educational materials, in video format, for new employees at the company by filming and working closely with the veteran workers at ON, a geothermal energy plant.
11.2016 – 05.2018
UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC ASSISTANT, The Experimental Geography Studio at OU
I have worked in the studio since it opened in November 2016. In the beginning, I designed the studio’s logo and promotional material. While I am still the lead designer for our team, my work now mainly consists of keeping our website updated, doing event photography, and working on a project called Literature Aloud.
SUMMER OF 2016 AND 2017
SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT WORKER, The Icelandic Mountain Guides
The past two summers I have traveled back home for a summer job. Here I worked in the supplies department of one of the top travel agencies of Iceland. I prepared trips (packing and unpacking),and was almost solely in charge of our backpacking trips, communicating with guides and customers.
08.2016 – EXPECTED GRADUATION, 05.2020
CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION, University of Oklahoma
I am majoring in Creative Media Production with a concentration in documentary making and a minor in Anthropology and Non-profit organizational studies. I am a UWC Davis Scholar, member of the Honors College and the Residential Colleges.
08.2014 – 05.2016
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE, United World College Red Cross Nordic
I graduated with a bilingual diploma in English and Icelandic.
I took Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, English Language, and Literature Higher Level
08.2013 – 06.2014
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, Borgarholtsskóli
Completed the first year out of three for a Graphic Design associates degree, i did not complete my degree as I got offered a full governmental scholarship to attend a UWC school in Norway.
Courses and other experiences
Spring 2018 and 2019: The Set
Practicum with The Set – OU TV, music show.
04.2017: LGBT Ally Training
Completed at the University of Oklahoma
02.2015: 21 hours first aid course
Completed a 21 hour first aid course held by the Norwegian Red Cross
08.2015: Kayak leader course
Completed at UWC Red Cross Nordic.
2006 ‐ Present: Scouts
I am an active member of the Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association. There I have gained various skills i.e. related to leadership and the outdoors.
2005 ‐Present: Classical flute
I have played the classical flute for the last 12 years, 8 of these years I had regular classes at a music school but the last few years I have played by myself. The highlights have been playing in a marching band for the Danish Queen and playing as a solo artist at a dinner party for the Norwegian Queen.
01.17 – present: LGBT+ Program Advisory Board at the University of Oklahoma
I plan events for peer education of LGBT+ issues and fun events for members with and from outside the community to interact such as the event Tie Dye with an Ally + Pie which was held the spring of 2017.
2014 – present: Red Cross (Icelandic and Norwegian)
I had various assignments regarding refugee support and integration into the society.
10.17 – 10.18: Public Relations Chair for Headington College Council
My assignments include poster design, social media outreach, communication within the college and event documentation.
04.17 – 10.18: Web Chair of the United World student organisation at the University of Oklahoma
My assignments include poster design, advertising events and photograph events.
08.2014 – 05.2016: Gender and sexuality group member and leader
Prepared meetings, held presentations and planned and executed educational week programs for the members of the school community on gender and sexuality.
08.2014 ‐ 05.2016: School paper, yearbook and photography club leader
I taught other members how to use Adobe software as well as the use of photography editing software and digital cameras. I was the main editor of the yearbook and the school paper as well, examples of my work can be found here.
10.2014 – 10.2015: Events management team at UWC Red Cross Nordic
I helped with preparation and execution of various events at RCN such as board meeting, graduation and other special occasions such as the Norwegian Queen’s visit to the premises. My main tasks included photography, design of menus and information booklets, and decorations.
Spring 2015 until winter 2016: Leirskule at RCN UWC (camp school for Norwegian school children)
Taught children between 9 and 13 how to kayak. I went on 2 hour trips in the fjord by the school with them. This was a weekly activity where I interacted with a different group each week.
Winter 2014 till spring 2015: Sport for kids in Flekke
Weekly games and play with 3‐6 year olds in the neighboring community.
2012 – 2014: Scout leader for 8‐10‐year‐old boys
Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Proficient in Adobe software: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom
2016-2020: Davis UWC Scholar at the University of Oklahoma
2014-2016: Full governmental funded scholarship to attend UWC Red Cross Nordic