Iris Erlingsdottir is an Icelandic journalist and writer. Her professional background includes work in radio and television news as a reporter and news anchor for Channel 2 in Iceland and news director for IBBroadcasting in Minnesota. She was editor-in-chief of Icelandic gourmet magazine Gestgjafinn (The Host) and author of the magazine‘s cookbook. Íris studied business administration and law in Iceland at the Commercial College of Iceland and University of Iceland, has a BA in journalism and history from California State University and MA in Traditional Oriental Medicine and is a graduate of the Blandin Foundation Leadership Program. Iris has written numerous features and columns on politics and law, cooking, food, and health and for Icelandic and American media. She is co-producer of "Iceland is Burning," a film about Iceland's financial collapse.