I’m a 26-year-old doctor from Helsinki and a candidate for the Greens in the Helsinki municipal elections. I was born in Vantaa, and lived in Nurmijärvi for 15 years. I’ve lived in Helsinki for the past 7 years and I currently live in Vallila. I graduated from the Ressu Upper Secondary School in 2009 and I got my medical degree from the University of Helsinki in 2016. Currently I work at the City Hospital and I’m also writing a thesis on the immune system. My plan is to specialize in anaesthesia and intensive care.
Helsinki is very dear to me for several reasons. It’s my home, my place of study and my current employer. In my brief career as a doctor, I’ve worked as a deputy anaesthesia doctor at Töölö Hospital. I’ve also worked at Malmi Health Station and at Haartman Hospital at the emergency department and at the internal medicine department. In addition to my work, I’ve been a deputy member of the HUS administration and psychiatric board. I’m also a member of the Association of Young Doctors’ health policy committee. I’m a long-time dancer at the Helsinki Dance Institute and I also enjoy tennis and various forms of rock climbing in my free time.
My goals in the City Council
On the City Council, I will work hard to ensure that Helsinki is prepared for the upcoming social and health services reform. Integration between primary health care and specialized medical care must be strengthened. It is also critical to invest in digital services. I want to bring an emphasis on cost-effectiveness and facts, based on research, in decision-making.
I want to make sure that student welfare in schools gets adequate resources and funding. It is also important that class sizes don’t grow too big. Students who display symptoms of mental ill-being must be given immediate help. Information regarding students’ well-being must be shared effectively between teachers, student healthcare and child protective services.
As a member of the council, I also want to help build a walkable city which promotes well-being. I want to boost the construction of walking trails and sports facilities that attract and encourage people to exercise on a daily basis.
EU and EEA citizens who’ve lived in Helsinki for more than 51 days before the elections and non-EU citizens who’ve lived in Helsinki for more than 2 years before the elections can vote in the municipal elections. You can find more information on how to vote on the link below.