Association Board

According to the open, encouraging and genuine nature of the Fulbright Finland alumni network, the Association’s board is always receptive to new ideas as well as new members to participate. We don’t want to be fixated on the past. We want to hear of you and novel ideas.

The Association operates with a 7-10 person board elected from the members and in cooperation with the Fulbright Finland in Helsinki.

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board 2019

Pictures of the 2019 ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board

President

Kirsi Cheas
Postdoctoral Researcher
John Morton Center for North American Studies, University of Turku
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2013-2014

Vice-President

Magnus Backström
Chief Strategist
Elite Asset Management
Finnish Fulbright Graduate Student 1981-1982

Inari Ahokas
Program Assistant
Fulbright Finland Foundation
Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe on Social Entrepreneurship 2016-2017

Petra Kuivala
Junior Researcher
University of Helsinki
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2016-2017

Antti Makkonen
Senior Specialist, Banking & Finance Legislation
Finnish Ministry of Finance, Financial Markets Department
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2014-2015

Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta
Senior Adviser
The Finnish Energy Authority
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2016-2017

Heikki Saxén
Bioethics Researcher, Ph.D.,
Tampere University; Chairman of the Board at the Finnish Institute of Bioethics
ASLA-Fulbright Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows 2014-2015
Fulbright Finland Travel Grant for Research Collaboration 2018-2019

Miika Vähämaa
Researcher
University of Helsinki
ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grant 2010-2011

 

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board 2018

Magnus Backström (Vice-President), Kirsi Cheas (President), Petra Kuivala, Harriet Lonka, Antti Makkonen, Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta, Elisa Repo, Elisa Räsänen and Heikki Saxén

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board 2017

Kirsi Cheas, Anna Kronlund (President), Antti Oulasvirta, Elisa Repo, Elisa Räsänen, Heikki Saxén, Arno Tanner (Vice-President) and Leasa Weimer

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board 2016

Piia Björn, Mikael Broas, Matti Heinonen, Anna Kronlund (President), Antti Makkonen, Elisa Repo, Heikki Saxén, Arno Tanner (Vice-President) and Leasa Weimer

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board 2015

Piia Björn, Mikael Broas, Laura Hirvi, Anna Kronlund (President), Jari Luomakoski (Vice-President), Jennifer von Reis Saari, Arno Tanner, Maria Troberg and Leasa Weimer

ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board 2014

Benjamin Alldritt (President), Laura Hirvi (Vice-President), Anna Kronlund, Heidi Lehmuskumpu, Jennifer von Reis Saari, Kalle Siljander, Marianna Sydänmaanlakka, Arno Tanner, Riitta-Mari Tulamo and Leasa Weimer