I’m a digital culture researcher currently based in Helsinki. I have a BA Hons in Linguistics from UCL, London, and MA in English and Linguistics from University of Helsinki. In addition to teaching digital communication and media, I’m pursuing my Doctoral degree at the Aalto University School of Business at the Department of Management Studies, more specifically, at the Unit of Organizational Communication. My interests are varied and cover such topics as death and commemoration online, gender and identity, online belonging, fan communities and consumer participation and resistance.
I enjoy a life in the picturesque Finnish countryside that balances off my hectic academic life and allows me to restore my energy. As an outgoing personality, I’m often into everything and anything, occasionally stretching myself too thin, but also finding myself in the most rewarding and fun projects. The impulsive side of my personality has led me to academic endeavours that I might not otherwise have undertaken; however, I find that my eclectic research portfolio truly reflects the way I am: interested in a wide range of issues that lie at the heart of humanity.