A PHD CANDIDATE AT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY — INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL CHANGE AND GLOBAL SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS FROM A HOLISTIC POINT OF VIEW — A SELF-PROCLAIMED NATURALIST FREETHINKER AND AN ADVOCATE FOR RESEARCHING AND DEVELOPING A RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY.

SO FAR

Volunteering

Education & Work

 

Feb 2018 – Apr 2019

Supporter, core member

TZM, Finnish Chapter

Jul 2019 – [Jun 2022]

Doctor of Philosophy,

Australian National University

Crawford School of Public Policy

Majoring in: Resource Management and Environmental Science

Topic of study: Structural environmental harm and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: A challenge for green growth.

Jul 2013 – Jan 2018

Coordinator,

TZM, Finnish Chapter

For 5 years I volunteered my time to actively coordinate and develop the Finnish chapter of TZM, a global sustainability advocacy organization. This work has helped me to gain negotiation skills, experience in communications, teamwork skills, and project management skills.

Below a list of talks born out of this work

Jun 2018 – Jan 2019

Independent researcher,

Writing a scientific manuscript on the effectiveness of protected areas in the State of Acre, Brazil.

Jul 2017

SPEECH,

Kiev, Ukraine 

Science, sustainability and an RBE

Sep 2014 – May 2018

MSc Studies,

University of Turku

Masters’ student in ecology 

Thesis title: “Effectiveness of protected areas in the deforestation fronts of Acre, Brazil”. 

Major: Ecology

May 2017

SPEECH,

London, United Kingdom

Science simplified

May–Aug 2017

Environmental researcher,

Town of Nokia

Follow-up biomonitoring study to evaluate atmospheric pollution via epiphytic lichen diversity.

Apr 2017

SPEECH,

Helsinki, Finland

Tiede yksinkertaistettuna

Jun–Sep 2016

Laboratory Assistant in Genetics,

University of Tampere

Institute of Biomedical Technology. Prof. Howard Jacobs' group. Maintained Drosophila stocks and independently analysed gene expression to determine gene inserts in different Drosophila lines.

Mar 2016

SPEECH,

Tampere, Finland

TZMD Essee 1: Yleiskatsaus

May–Jun 2015

Field Assistant in Ecology,

University of Turku

Vertebrate Ecology Research Group, with Prof. Erkki Korpimäki.  Data collection on birds of prey: Glaucidium passerinum, Aegolius funereus and Falco tinnunculus.

Dec 2015

SPEECH,

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Environmental problems of our civilization - a holistic view

2013–2016

Bachelor’s degree in biology,

University of Turku

Thesis title: “Connections of Trypanosome blood parasites to the reproductive success and body condition of Pygmy owls (Glaucidium passerinum)”.

Major: Ecology

Minor: Environmental science

Aug 2015

SPEECH,

Tampere, Finland

Zeitgeist liikkeen kehitys

Jan 2012 – Aug 2013

Laboratory Assistant in Genetics,

University of Tampere

Institute of Biomedical Technology. Prof. Howard Jacobs' group.  Maintained laboratory and the collective Drosophila stocks of researchers. Helped researchers as needed.   Civilian service + 7 month work contract.