I am a Socio-Political Influencer and an active member of Finnish society. I'm particularly interested in improving the position of women. I've studied Middle Eastern Studies at Virginia Tech. I graduated from the University of Turku from the department of Political Science.
I came to Finland with my family as a quota refugee in 1996. Obtaining refugee status has had a significant positive impact on my life and opportunities. I attended my primary and secondary school in Vaasa and completed my master's degree in Turku. I've worked and studied in the United States of America.
I have lived in Finland for 25 years. During this time I have been able to see how Finland has changed. Change has not always been positive. That is why I feel that the voice of immigrants who have a pragmatic and constructive approach to issues is needed when discussing integration and security.
I wish to push forward inclusive immigration policies. One which is not passive and doesn't languish. I want to encourage people to work so that they can make a better future for themselves. Taxation needs to be reduced. I want to hold on to all the good that this country is built on. Society needs doers. And I'm ready to roll up my sleeves.
I am a National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) nominee in the Helsinki municipal elections 2021.