JENNA

Hi,

I am Jenna Rautionaho, 22-year-old business law and political science student. I am a keen student trustee from Turku. I value education, equality of opportunity, humanity, individual freedom and responsibility for ourselves, society and each other. I am concerned about the environment, people's mental health and sustainable future. In my free time, I am involved in various organizations and I spend time with friends. I can also be spotted jogging along the river or on the football field.

Getting interested in politics

I have always been interested in our society and the phenomena around us. During primary school, I have been involved in various projects. However, it was not until 2018 that I joined JEF Finland with an interest in EU affairs, and through that, my friends inspired me to join party activities. My enthusiasm for social issues and influencing points has grown all the time. 

Studies

I graduated from Helsinki's Ressu Upper Secondary School in 2018. The following year, I began my studies at the Turku School of Economics. I study business law as a major. In addition to economics, I wanted to broaden my understanding of social themes and started a minor in political science. In the autumn of 2021, I started studying politics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. In addition to my studies, I work in safety positions in the aviation industry. 

Right at the beginning of my studies, I was offered the opportunity to run for election to the University of Turku Student Union (TYY). After living in Turku for 2 months, I collected the necessary votes and became a student council member. I also gained the confidence to serve as deputy group chair of our TSE-list. During the year, I promoted, among other things, responsible financial management, study flexibility and environmental responsibility.

Now

This year I served on the executive board of the University of Turku Student Union (TYY). In the Executive Board, my sectors are academic affairs working life, corporate collaboration and Europe Forum in Turku. In addition, I am acting as the chair of the Turku National Coalition Party Youth and in the Akava's Student council. In the municipal elections, I was elected Deputy City Councillor of the Turku City and a member of the Southwest Finland Waste Management Committee. 

In the Future

In the future, I want to be building a better society for all of us. I believe that education and research are solutions to many problems, and that is why I want to work for flexible educational pathways, continuous learning, international cooperation, and a more efficient European education system.