Freelance Journalist and Writer
January 2013 - present.
Works as a freelance journalist and correspondent for several newspapers and magazines. Covers 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). In addition, writes 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, promoting Finnish Refugee Council's work through digital channels. Conducting interviews and writing articles about FRC's activities and beneficiaries in Uganda, photographing for the organization both in Kampala and at numerous refugee settlements around the country. Social media publishing. 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
Contributing 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.
- Finnish - Mother tongue
- English - C2
- Italian - C2
- Swedish - B2
- French - B1
- Swahili - A1
Work published by:
Radio and TV
Finnish Publish Service Broadcasting Company Yleisradio
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.
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.
- News Journalism
- Foreign Reporting
- Travel Journalism
- Culinary Journalism
- 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.