She works as Innovation Coordinator and Project Advisor for the RDI Services of Turku University of Applied Sciences. She has worked, for example, as the project manager of the Innovation Scout -project enhancing the innovation procedures and capabilities of the Turku University of Applied Sciences. Prior to her present position, she worked for four years for the Finnish governmental innovation funding agency Tekes (nowadays Business Finland). Before that, she was responsible for the preparation of the 2020 Energy Strategy for the Regional Council of Southwest Finland. In the beginning of her career, she worked as researcher specialized in tropical deforestation. She has experience in project management and project funding issues in research, development and educational projects. She has also experience in coaching and encouraging companies to grow, create new business opportunities and networks. At present, her tasks include the coordination of the issues related to the innovations, and advising TUAS staff members in funding and IPR issues of the innovations. She is also a team member of the AIF Allied ICT Finland project, working for the digitalization of the Finnish business ecosystem. Recently, she has started working as a member of the TUAS Engineering and Business Sales Team, in order to enhance RDI innovations and shared research environments. She likes coaching and encouraging individuals and companies with their innovations.