Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir is a geologist from Reykjavík currently finishing her PhD in geochemistry at the University of Iceland. She is working on the CarbFix project, which is a joint collaboration between several Universities and institutes aiming to store carbon dioxide as solid minerals in basaltic rocks, in attempt to mitigate climate change. The project, which is led by Reykjavik Energy, University of Iceland, Columbia University and CNSR in France, recently received world attention after the project's groundbreaking results were published in Science. Prior to the PhD studies, Sandra worked as a geothermal specialist at ISOR (Iceland GeoSurvey).
Sandra lives in downtown Reykjavik with her husband, two young children, and a cat. In her free time she likes to play the cello and drink good coffee with family and friends. The family is very fond of traveling, both in Iceland and abroad and has visited the Icelandic highlands on several occasions. She is a fairly active mountaineer and has hiked all the main trails and climbed several mountains in Iceland. She has also visited most of the glaciers in Iceland both for leisure and scientific studies. Sandra is a member of the ICE-SAR and the Icelandic amateur symphony orchestra.
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