Curriculum Vitae

WORK HISTORY


Journalist based in Italy. Finnish Broadcasting Company Yleisradio

December 2018 - present. Rome, Italy

I work as the Italy-based journalist for the Finnish Broadcasting Company. I independently produce news pieces and reportage for radio, TV and the web.


Freelance Journalist and Writer

January 2013 - present.

I work as a freelance journalist and correspondent for several newspapers and magazines. I cover independently humanitarian and social issues and important news events (such as terror attacks in Brussels in 2016, Europe and refugees in 2015 and 2016, Italian parliamentary election in 2013, the election of Pope Francis in 2013). I also write topical foreign reportage from all around the world. Working languages Finnish, English, Italian and French.


Information Officer. Finnish Refugee Council

October 2018 - March 2018. Kampala, Uganda

In collaboration with fundraising and communications teams, my task was to promote Finnish Refugee Council's work through digital channels. I conducted interviews and wrote articles about FRC's activities and beneficiaries in Uganda, photographed for the organization both in Kampala and at numerous refugee settlements around the country. The work also included publishing on the organisation's social media channels. Working languages: English, French and Finnish.


Intern. Media Institute of Southern Africa

June 2015 - July 2015. Windhoek, Namibia

Writing articles about media freedom issues in Africa for the non-governmental organisation's website. Completing a social media strategy for the organisation and updating its social media channels. Creating newsletters and other web material. Working language English.



Creative Writer. Tammi Publishers, Richard McCormick's

April 2015 - August 2015, Paris, France / Helsinki, Finland

I contributed to a culinary travel guide to Paris for a Finland-based chef and restaurateur Richard McCormick.


Communications Trainee. Finnfacts, Economic Information Office

March 2014 - July 2014, Helsinki, Finland

Writing articles about Finnish business and industry for an online magazine. Handling international media relations and updating the organisation's web page. Creating news letters and other web content, social media publishing. Working languages English and Finnish.


News Journalist. YLE Uutiset

June 2012 - August 2012, Helsinki, Finland

Online news reporting for the Finnish Broadcasting Company's news-related website.


Journalist. Helsingin Sanomat

January 2011 - May 2012, Helsinki, Finland

Writing culture and event-related articles and interviews for Finland's leading newspaper.

LANGUAGES

  • Finnish - Mother tongue 
  • English - C2 
  • Italian - C2 
  • Swedish - B2
  • French - B1
  • Swahili - A1

PUBLICATIONS

Work published by:

Radio and TV
Finnish Publish Service Broadcasting Company Yleisradio

Newspapers
Helsingin Sanomat, Keskisuomalainen, Sunnuntaisuomalainen, Kotimaa, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, Aamulehti, Savon Sanomat, Turun Sanomat, Kainuun Sanomat, Pohjolan Sanomat, Satakunnan Kansa, Kaleva, Pohjalainen, Lapin Kansa.

Web and Magazines
BBC Global, Ulkopolitiikka, Journalisti, Maailman Kuvalehti, Veikkauksen asiakaslehti X, Seura, Apu, The Ulkopolitist, Feministinen aikakauslehti Tulva, Matkailulehti Mondo, Blue Wings, Holland Herald, Discovery Magazine, Huili, Glorian Ruoka & Viini, Cosmopolitan, Mennään Naimisiin, Good News from Finland, Leon Magazine, Groteski, Rönsy.

Worked in following countries:

Finland, Italy, France, Belgium, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Namibia.

Samples of my published works are found on the home page and my blog. For more published articles, see my LinkedIn profile.

EDUCATION

University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities

2016 - 2019, Master's Degree in Social Sciences

Principal subject: Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research. Additional studies in Human Rights, Gender Studies and International Communication.

Master's Thesis about everyday peace and conflict transportation in Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda, grade 4 (0 – 5).

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences

2010 - 2014, Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences

Principal subject: Media and Communication Studies
Minors: Economics, Journalism
Other subjects: Political Science, Global Studies, Statistics, Italian Language, French Language
Bachelor's Thesis about Italian society and media, grade 5. (Scale 0 – 5).
Exchange studies at University of Florence in 2012 - 2013.

SKILLS

  • News Journalism
  • Foreign Reporting
  • Travel Journalism
  • Culinary Journalism
  • Photography
  • Creative Writing
  • Content Creating
  • Digital Communication
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Media Relations
  • Research in Social Sciences 


POSITIONS OF TRUST

Finnish Feminist Association Unioni

Vice Member of Board, 2016 - 2018.

Student Association Media ry. 

Member of Board, 2011-2012. 

Responsibilities: Maintaining and strengthening the union's and media students relations to the Union of Journalists in Finland. 

Student Association Lööppi ry.

Member of Board, 2008 - 2009. 

Responsibilities: Organizing events and excursions.  

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