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Jóhanna Birna Bjartmarsdóttir

Highly motivated self-starter and adaptable team-player with a track record of achievement recognized through a 3.9 GPA, founding a company at 21, and most importantly, physical and mental recovery from serious childhood illness. Aspires to design the first world-class online course in the Icelandic higher education system and to create a comprehensive health literacy curriculum for K-12 that enables students to make informed decisions, lead healthy lives, and overcome adversities.


Advanced Training & Self Study

2021 - 2025

University of Florida

The Education Sciences major and Health Promotion Minor at UF will prepare me to become a curriculum developer and create a health literacy curriculum that enables students to make informed decisions, lead healthy lives, and overcome adversity.

May - June 2023

University of Florida

Study abroad program in London and Paris with the College of Health and Human Performance at UF. Pourpos of the trip was to learn about global health and culture. I developed as a health professional by adopting a culturally competent mindset, which will aid me in my future work of developing a health curriculum.

January - March 2020


GG101x: The Science of Happiness

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September - December 2019


14.310Fx: Data Analysis in Social Science

Completed a masters level course in Data Analysis at MIT 

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Professional History

Past Positions

VAW Global

June - July 2023 

● Medical internship in remote community in Guatemala

● Provided assistance in vital, intake, and pharmacy station

● Assisted in educating local children about water safety

● Interned as manager at the clinic and shadowed doctors


May 2023 - Present

● Founder and Owner of HARTS (Health, Access, Research, Technology, and Schools)

● Work with universities in Iceland

● Work as an instructional designer and curriculum developer

June 2022 - July 2022


● Interned in data analytics department

● Created survey and algorithm to calculate survey data

● Worked closely with COs to implement changes to business model


March 2020 - March 2022

● Distributed arctic char throughout Reykjavik region

● Increased company sales by over 60%

● Managed sales in supermarkets

Bacco Seaproducts

July 2019 - March 2022

● Interned in accounting department

● Promoted to part-time accountant after successful internship

● Assisted managers with customs clearance and booking

Icelandic Red Cross

August 2018 - December 2020

● Worked as a retail store clerk

● Handled retail store cash register at end of day

● Provided study assistance for immigrant children

● Volunteered as a phone-friend—a project to prevent social isolation.

Leikskólinn Hvammur

May 2016 - July 2016

● Assisted preschool teachers in tending to 20 children 5 years of age

Haukar Football Club

May 2015 - August 2015

● Provided over 50 children with confidence and skills in soccer

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