About me

I am a third-year PhD student in Consumer Behavior and Family Economics at the School of Human Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. My expected graduation is in May 2025. 

I’m generally interested in social science research, with special emphasis on economics and public policy. My research interests are in public health, poverty, child well-being, risky behavior, vice goods, gambling, and payday lending.

I am a citizen of Finland, now a permanent resident in the United States.

I graduated with my Masters in International Public Affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison in 2021. Prior to Madison, I completed my BA in Political Science and Global Studies at Winona State University in Minnesota.