Ph.D. in evolutionary biology with focus on avian systematics. City University of New York Graduate Center, USA 2012.
M.Sc. in palaeobiology. University of Bristol, England 2005.
B.Sc. in biology. University of Iceland 2004.
2021– Specialist in the field of nature and environment, Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
2019–2021 Specialist in the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources.
2013–2021 Project Manager in the Department of Environment and Planning of Reykjavík.
2005–2020 Teaching positions in biology at The University of Iceland, The Agricultural University of Iceland, and Baruch College in New York.