Two new trainees started their internships with HELSUS at the beginning of January. Read their introductions below to get to know them better.
My name is Kaisa Penttinen and I am a new HELSUS trainee for the spring 2023. My responsibilities at HELSUS mostly focus on developing and organizing the Sustainability Course but I am also looking forward to work on various other tasks with my new co-workers. My first experience at HELSUS was attending the Global South Encounters Webinars, which deepened my knowledge about sustainability.
I am a Master student in the Environmental Change and Global Sustainability program in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences and starting my master’s thesis in autumn. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Environmental and Food Economics and during my studies I have focused on different sustainability aspects varying from forestry to food industry and economics. In the future I want to be part of creating more sustainable methods for land-use, urban cities and citizens for the next generations. In my free time I love to spend time outdoors in the nature and especially enjoy kayaking, hiking and running. I am very excited to work at HELSUS this spring and to be part of this team and the community. I am looking forward to learn more about sustainability and taking part in creating a more sustainable future.
I’m Emma Penttinen, this spring’s new communications trainee at HELSUS. I will be working with HELSUS seminars (click here to check them out!), keeping HELSUS social media platforms and the website updated, which means I get to create content as well. In addition, one of the main focuses will be in May as we are going to have a Sustainability Science Day conference, which you will hear more about a bit later! So stay tuned. 😉
I am a M.sc. student in Food Economy and Consumption, and I am passionate about environmentally sustainable food (sector/system/industry). I am really excited to be working at HELSUS towards more sustainable future and get to know all the delightful colleagues. 😊
As for my free-time activities, I have always been really into photographing, and cooking – I am an enthusiastic sourdough baker and love making kimchi myself! I am curious finding and trying out new vegetarian options to replace meat, so if you have good recipes, let me know! Last year I got introduced to weightlifting and I’m still quite into it. It’s a good way to balance out sitting in front of the computer!