I am a determined doctoral student with a demonstrated history of working in various research projects at the University of Vaasa. I have worked in multidisciplinary and international teams of researchers, for example at the InnoLab research platform. I have gained experience in research, stakeholder engagement, organizing events & workshops, and scientific communication after working as a research assistant, project researcher and project coordinator. I hold a Master's degree of Administrative Sciences from the University of Vaasa, and I'm currently on a journey to become Doctor of Administrative Sciences (Regional Studies). My dissertation deals with inclusive innovation policy in urban settings and is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund. My other research interests include e.g. innovation and development studies, urban development, urban safety, smart cities, international relations and disruptive technologies.