Nature & Sustainability
Dr. Hildur Palsdottir received a PhD in Biochemistry from the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysics where she studied Molecular & Cellular Bioenergetics 2000-2004. Hildur worked as a Research Scientist in the Life Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2004-2007 followed by New York University Medical School, until she founded Sol Center in Port Washington in 2017.
Hildur is a co-founder of Rewild Long Island and serves as Communications Director for the Steering Committee of Rewild. Hildur is dedicated to mindful environmental stewardship and enjoys lecturing in schools, corporations and community centers about mindful, sustainable and regenerative living. She contributes to the weekly Earth Matters column in the Island Now newspaper and co-hosts weekly Your Environment Now, interdisciplinary talk show on Zoom.
Hildur is a certified mindfulness meditation instructor, serves as President of the Board of Trustees for the Science Museum of Long Island and is dedicated to bringing mindfulness and sustainability to STEAM education. She leads guided nature walks at the Sands Point Preserve and teaches a middle school enrichment program there called Earth Expeditions.
Hildur grew up in Iceland, lives in Port Washington and enjoys sharing her love of nature with her children Sandra (10) and Vincent (11) and 2 shih tzus.
Hildur joined Usdan's faculty in 2020.