Economic Development, Executive
Current field of work:
I oversee the U.S. programs of World Education, where we help build the capacity of adult basic education and workforce development programs and the immigrants and US-born adults they serve.
JPNDC project I am the most proud of:
I am proud that the JPNDC has built over 600 affordable homes in JP and turned the old brewery into a thriving hub of neighborhood activity.
What inspires me:
People working together across differences for social change, resiliently. In my native country, Finland, there’s a concept of “sisu” which means being resilient and not giving up even in the face of great odds.
What I like:
JP, where I have lived for over 30 years.