Born in Karjaa, raised in Raisio and found my way to Turku around 10 years ago. I have been lucky to be raised in Raisio, where closeness of Turku has been an advantage. I moved to Turku to study in 2007 and I have found my place here. Turku is very dear hometown for me, which shows it new sides all the time. During my ten years in Turku and travelling around the world I have gained experience and education in various fields.

My main free time hobbies are different sports, couple dances, cooking and collecting vinyl records. When I was younger I played ball sports, mainly basketball, football and lacrosse. During last few years I have focused in long distance running, especially ultra running.  Long ultra trails are very challenging both mentally and physically. It is very fascinating to push yourself to the limits and overcome difficult times, both skills valuable in life as well. My next big challenge is on May in Kuusamo, Karhunkierros 82km ultra trail.
I have been doing couple dances for almost ten years now. The most enjoyable dance for me is latin dances and especially salsa. I am also interested on almost all other types too, such as boogie woogie, lindy hop, bachata and cha cha.
After turning to a vegetarian ten years ago cooking has become important hobby of mine. I look forward to find new recipes, mostly from Middle East, Southeast Asia. Together with cooking vinyl records come along very well. Cannot think a more relaxing way to spend an day off than cooking and listening new findings.

Education

  • 2013 Turku Univeristy of Applied Sciences, Engineer (UAS), Degree programme in Information Technology
  • 2009 Oklahoma State University (USA), exchange studies, Computer Science
  • 2006 Raision vocational institute, electrical technician, Degree programme in telecommunications

Work experience

  • 2015-> University of Turku / CampusSport Turku – Åbo, Sports Coordinator
  • 2013-2015 Turku University of Applied Sciences, International Relations Officer, incoming exchange students
  • 2013 Turku University of Applied Sciences, assistant for the Vice Rector of Education
  • 2012 DNA Oy, System Specialist, radio networks
  • 2010-2012 Airpro Oy, Airport Security Officer
  • 2010-2011 TeliaSonera, System Specialist, broadband networks
  • 2010 Finland Sport Academy, Project Coordinator

Orgaizational experience

  • 2015-> Red Cross Finland, voluntary actions with asylum seekers
  • 2014-2015 Finnish Lacrosse Association, Vice President
  • 2011-2012 Erasmus Student Network Finland ry, President
  • 2010-2015 Lacrosse Club Titans Turku ry., Junior Coach and club organizer
  • 2009-2011 Erasmus Student Network Intenational Action Club Turku ry., President
  • 2008-2011, Student Union of Turku University of Applied Sciences – TUO, Vice President, member of the representative council
  • 2007-2014 Basketball Club Raisio, Coach