A Finnish-Canadian researcher, academic, life long learner, community activist, friend, wife & stepmother.
Born in Finland - held homes in Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Germany, the United States & currently residing in British Columbia, Canada. (Spent a number of months in the UK, as well as traveling around Europe, South America & Asia).
PhD in Social and Ecological Sustainability (sustainability governance & policy)
MRes in Health Research (public health)
MSc (cand.scient.) in Biochemistry (molecular biology & microbiology)
Environmental Studies ( transdisciplinary degree: Sustainability Governance, Health Promotion & Ecohealth) at the University of Waterloo, ON;
Visiting Fellow, Sociology (STS) with Dr. Brian Wynne and Dr. Claire Waterton, Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University, UK;
Health Research (Public Health) at Lancaster University, UK;
Native Studies at Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON;
Social Work (BEST Youth Worker Certificate), Boston Medical Foundation, MA;
IT Management with 21st.dk, Copenhagen, Denmark;
Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark;
Biology at Lund University, Sweden;
Journalism at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (Fulbright Scholar);
As an exchange student in Salzburg, Austria.
"THE UNIVERSE IS FULL OF MAGICAL THINGS, PATIENTLY WAITING FOR OUR WITS TO GROW SHARPER." — Eden Phillpotts
I am combining my experiences within the private sector (IT, life sciences & biotech industry), public sector, and academia to do my little share for the common good.