Reflection Paper On Shadowing

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Introduction Kristín Linda Árnadóttir is the general director of the Environmental Agency of Iceland. She has worked as a lawyer for the Environmental Agency since 1. September 2007 and was pointed as the General Director in February 2008. She finished her Candidate degree (Cand. Jur) in 1998. She finished a Masters degree in the International Master´s Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES) in 2002 and received her Masters degree LL.M in European law from Lund University in 2003. Along with her responsibilities as the General Director she has been a part time lecturer teaching environmental law in the law faculties of University of Iceland and Reykjavík University. The shadowing took place on the 1st and 2nd of February 2017. Previously we had communicated through e-mail and over the phone. Despite our different academic background we share a common interest in the affairs of environmental issues and sustainability and that, along with her high competence and experience is what makes her a special interest to shadow. Mindset, skills and knowledge The first thing I observed about Kristín, before even meeting her, was her growing mindset (Dweck, 2009) (Dweck, 2014). She immediately replied to my request of shadowing her and without any hesitation said yes, despite her very busy schedule and the fact that the timing and the conduct of the shadowing were not fully clear yet. We communicated several times through email and over the phone before the
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