I am a 3rd year DPhil (read: PhD) student in Philosopy at the University of Oxford. My research is on Aristotle's philosophy of action, and it is supervised by Prof. Ursula Coope, and Prof. Terence Irwin (in 2014-15). Before starting the DPhil I completed the M. St. in Ancient Philosophy at Oxford, and prior to that, a BA in Philosophy at the University of Helsinki—my home town.
Before pursuing a career in academia I worked as an entrepreneur in the IT-sector, co-founding Developer's Helsinki, a web development company. After three years I decided that a career in the private sector was not my calling, and so I returned to finish a degree in Philosophy that I had left behind. During my first day back at the university I realized that what I really love is learning new things, and so it became clear to me that a career in academia is what I wanted to pursue.
During January to April 2017, I will be a visiting research student at Yale University, working with Prof. David Charles on my thesis. The visit is supported by grants from the Alfred Kordelin Foundation and New College, Oxford.