I still wonder how I got the certificate of graduation from music school, because I never practised very much. This paper was given to me in Spring 1999. I suffer from an awful stage fright when I have to play in front of an audience. To get the certificate, I had to perform many times in different places and three times in front of a committee, which evaluated my performance and skills. So you can imagine that I´ve never been as happy as I was, when I held the paper in my hands.
I have ridden for a few years in a riding school and many times in different places from trotter stables to Iceland. I got my collarbone broken when I fell down from a warmblood trotter. That taught me to think twice before riding every strange horse (I'm not that good a rider...).
I like nature and animals very much and for a long time I was sure that I would become a vet. But, because there is quite a lot of allergy in my parents families, I thought it would be better to do something that doesn't involve handling animals so closely. I made up my mind and decided to be a teacher of biology. I read biochemistry for one year at the Oulu University and got in to the department of biology in summer 2002. I´m specialized in genetics, which is very useful in dog breeding. I graduated in June 2008. My Master's thesis is handling the MHC-genes of Finnish wolf and Icelandic sheepdog populations. The research work turned out to be so interesting that I continued to Doctoral studies.