Originating from Helsinki, Finland, I now call sunny Tunbridge Wells in Kent, my home, whilst studying an undergraduate degree in English literature and language at Bournemouth University.
Studying a degree in English was not something I had originally intended to do, as at the age of eighteen I was embarking on a professional career in ballet. But, sometimes things just don’t go to plan. However, I’ve developed a thrill for writing, alongside my keen interest in human rights issues and global development. Combining the two, I am naturally intrigued by a career in journalism and am excited to see where this path takes me.
Call me an idealist, but for me, journalism is about far more than finding a story, putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and disseminating day-to-day news around the world. Journalism is about existing as a voice for the masses, many of whom are silenced. It is about telling stories that matter – stories that impel positive social change, and inspire political action. Without journalism, people would be rendered voiceless, unheard, and unaware of each other. The world would be a blind and ignorant place. For this reason, I want to be an agent of change.