Soley Kaldal is the leading specialist in Arctic Safety and Security policy for the Icelandic Coast Guard as well as an advisor to the Icelandic National Security Council. She is a risk management engineer with background in physics, philosophy and international relations. Soley came to Yale to strengthen her understanding of the international system, national security and best practices in cross-border cooperation. Despite its small size, Iceland is an ambitious actor on the world stage and Soley intends to be in the frontline of the country’s diplomatic endeavours in the future. To that end she focused on improving her negotiations, diplomacy and leadership skills, understanding modern security threats, as well as predicting and communicating global risks.