About me

The world deserves better charts and maps.

I firmly believe in the power of maps and pictures to understand complex problems.

We live in a world full of words: documents, reports, briefings, you name it. Words are good, but I think there is a better way to present information: combine them with maps, diagrams, pictures, and graphs.

I enjoy designing maps and graphs, both static and interactive, thinking about their usability, and reading books about design and data visualisation.

What I am doing now

Curating ecological data

Designing data visualizations

Managing databases

Wrangling data

My professional journey

Database Coordinator at the Research Centre for Ecological Change – University of Helsinki
(2020 – present)
I am in charge of the management of a database hosting long-term biological data. The aim of this database is to research the consequences of environmental change.

Project Coordinator and GIS expert at HELCOM
(2009 – 2019)
Selected achievements: I coordinated the work to build a tool that accesses geodata through standard protocols. I co-designed a review of all maritime activities in the Baltic Sea. I coordinated the work to collect and visualize marine environmental monitoring programmes. I designed and develop a state-of-the-art map service.

Project manager at Smilehouse
(2007 – 2008)
In the GIS department (later called Karttago), I worked on different projects for clients.

Project researcher at the University of Helsinki
(2006 – 2007)
I was in charge of the design and implementation of map services at the Department of Geoinformatics.

GIS consultant at Novia
(2005 – 2006)
I worked on several GIS projects for municipalities and different companies and associations. The working language was Swedish.

Jobseeker and student
(2004 – 2005)
I studied intensively Finnish when I moved to Finland. I also attended courses at Hanken School of Economics and Aalto University.

Information Systems Manager at Orange telecommunications
(1999 – 2004)
I was responsible for the management of the Direct Access Management Information System, which housed all relevant information regarding company deployment connections. I supported sales activity and management by making reports and analyses.

Geomarketing analyst at Acxiom
(1998 – 1999)
I provided geo-demographic and micro-marketing analysis to customers in various sectors.

Geomarketing Analyst at Experian
(1997 – 1998)
I analysed geo-demographic data using MOSAIC segmentation typologies. I assisted the Sales Department with customer visits and demonstrations of the Micromarketer System.

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