I’m an eclectic talking ape who has always been fascinated by the world around us and deeply enamored with language in every form. When I finally had to decide what to study, I chose science and earned a B.Sc. in plant genetics and then an M.Sc. in evolutionary biology. My clandestine love for language never wavered, though it withered and bloomed by turns under my inconstant ministrations, like a poorly tended garden. I hope this blog will help me amend that by bringing my two passions together, as well as giving me an opportunity to share them with you.
I divide my time between PhD research at the University of Helsinki and a collection of hobbies, including playing piano, writing poems, photography and, of course, writing this blog. I live in Helsinki with a congeries of plants and animals, including my cherished partner, a photographer.
I generally eschew social media in favour of email, but I’ve recently started using Twitter (@inspiringsci) and have a profile on LinkedIn. In addition to Inspiring Science, I also write on Accumulating Glitches, a group blog about evolution on Nature’s Scitable network.