Executive Board

Juuso Sikiö

Chairperson, Chair of the Joensuu Campus Board
tel. +358 44 576 8400

I’m the Chairperson of the ISYY Executive Board in 2018 and Joensuu is my home campus.

My most important job is to help implement the ideas of the Executive Board and the Representative Council of ISYY. My daily work includes sending a lot of emails, making phone calls, organising our action and having different kind of meetings.

The Executive Board and staff of ISYY are existing because of members of ISYY. We are for members of ISYY. Feel free to contact us if you are having problems, or if you have ideas or thoughts how to make ISYY even more better.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Fides, Optimi, Pistis, Varnitsa

Heidi Hämäläinen

1st Vice Chair, Chair of the Kuopio Campus board
tel. +358 44 576 8404

Hello everybody! My name is Heidi, fourth year social psychology student straight from the heart of Savo, Kuopio. In Executive Board I’ll be working as a 1st Vice Chair and Chair of the Kuopio Campus Board. I coordinate and organise ISYY’s actions in Kuopio campus and help our Chairperson and the rest of Executive Board members in daily basis. I also sit in different working groups.

You can contact me if you have concerns about e.g ISYY’s activities or events in Kuopio campus. Usually you’ll find me from Lukema so feel free to just come to say hello without any spesific issue!

Godparent to the following student organisations: Preemio, Serveri, Terho

Ronja Mäkinen

2nd Vice Chair, Social Politics, Development Cooperation
tel. + 358 44 576 8403

I am responsible for social politics, development cooperation and environment in ISYY’s Executive Board. Basically everything that is related to students’ well-being belongs in the field of social politics, but so does for example equality and student benefits. Together with ISYY’s Specialists in Interest Advocacy and rest of the Executive Board members I work every day towards better interest advocacy for students and defend students’ rights related to this topic.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or development suggestions related to these themes. You can reach me the best via email, but you can also come to say hi to me at the corridors of Kuopio campus or at Lukema!

Godparent to the following student organisations: Fortis, Retikka, Socius

Susanna Haverinen

tel. +358 44 576 8427

In 2018 I will operate in the communication sector in the Executive Board of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland. I want to develop the Student Union’s communications even more reachable and informative. I will be operating mainly at the Joensuu campus.

If you have any ideas on how to improve something or have any critique, questions or something else to say, please contact me! You can easily contact me via email, but also by phone. You may also try to reach me at ISYY’s office in the Haltia building, where I will be working.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Epsilon, Legio, Nefa, Opossumi

Ada Hyytiäinen

Communications and Organisations
tel. +358 445 768 405

I am an ISYY Executive Board Member in 2018 and my sectors are communications and organisations. With my work I want to further the visibility of ISYY to students and also develop the collaboration between ISYY and organisations operating in our campuses.

Usually you’ll find me at the Joensuu campus, mainly around the Agora building or in the ISYY office at Haltia. If you have anything to ask or say related to the communications or organisations sector, feel free to contact me via email. Or just come to chat if you see me at the campus!

Godparent to the following student organisations: Echo, Lingtwisti, Godis, Ablaut 

Niklas Leinonen

Recreation and Sports
tel. +358 44 576 8418

In the ISYY Executive Board 2018 my sectors are Recreation, Sports and Culture.

When you feel that you have an idea related to the recreation/sports sector or you would like to ask me about something, feel free to reach me via email! Also student clubs are near my heart. It is most likely to meet me in person at Joensuu campus in the ISYY office at Haltia or surroundings of Futura or Natura.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Bunsen, Mikrovillus, Metsäylioppilaat, Praxis

Tommi Manninen

Employment and Business Relations
tel. + 358 44 576 8402

Contact me if you have some ideas or wishes on how to improve students’ work life competence. Also contact me if you want to organise some event which is connected to the area of my responsibility on any campus.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Joraus, Kassos, Poikkeus, Popsi

Iiris Pääkkönen

Environment and student housing
tel.+358 50 535 3326

I am an ISYY Executive Board Member in 2018. My sectors are environment and student housing. I work at the Joensuu Campus where you can find me either at the Haltia building or somewhere around Futura or Aurora buildings. If you have something on your mind related to environmental topics or student housing, please contact me via email or just come to chat with me if you see me on the campuses.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Sulo, Kotex, Iskra

Hanna Saarelainen

International Affairs
tel. +358 44 576 8421

As an Executive Board Member for International Affairs I, surprisingly, take care of everything that has to do with internationality! That is, making sure that international students are being treated as equals to the local students. Also, I strive to make all UEF campuses more international by encouraging the local students to interact more with the international students, and this way, improve ‘‘internationalisation at home’’ and the international mobility of Finnish students. I’m usually at the Kuopio campus, probably somewhere around the Snellmania building, but also regularly visiting Joensuu area as I’m born and raised nearby. Feel free to share thoughts and ideas with me anytime, anywhere!

Godparent to the following student organisations: Dentina, Hyeena, Kulti, KuoLO

Sara Salonen

Academic Affairs
tel. +358 44 576 8401

This year I’m working with Academic Affairs in ISYY’s Executive Board. If you have anything to ask concerning education or, for example, studying environments please contact me.

Godparent to the following student organisations: Judica, Oidipus, Tombolo, Täky