President: Satu Lohiniva


My name is Satu, and I am the current president of ESN Lapland. I am from southern Finland, but already starting my sixth (and hopefully final) year at University of Lapland studying tourism research. I have done an exchange semester in Canberra, Australia in 2016. I love how international Rovaniemi is, and am so happy to be a part of that international community in this role. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via email or in person! Most often you can find me at the university cafeterias, sometimes in the library, or the bars of the city :D



Vice President / Local Representative: Tiia Ahonen

Hey there! 

My name is Tiia and I am a 23-year old tourism student at Lapland UAS. I work as the Local Representative/Vice President in ESN Lapland, however I shall hopefully graduate in December 2018 so this is my last season on board. Nevertheless, throughout my studies I have tried to make a difference in international student life in Rovaniemi for example by working as the head tutor of international side at Lapland UAS and later joining the amazing board of ESN Lapland. So you may say, internationalization is my passion. During my free-time you can find me in the winning team of pub quizzes, cooking for my friends, playing playstation or writing my thesis (yeah right....). Oh, I also play the ukulele very well so feel free to approach me with a song request anytime! See you around!


Treasurer  / event Coordinator: Jesse Räsänen


My name is Jesse Räsänen and I a'm fifth year information technology student. I'm the treasurer and event coordinator. In addition i'm responsible for sports, So if you want know something about sport possibles in Rovaniemi free feel to ask.

I love travelling and I did my own Erasmus periods in Hungary and Austria (Please still speak English or Finnish to me) These time were best time in my life and I really want go once again. Erasmus <3

Welcome to Rovaniemi and nice to meet you!



Secretary: Inga Metsola
Project Manager: Minh Nguyen


Hi all! My name is Minh, and I am a fourth year student in Tourism from Lapland UAS. I am originally from Vietnam but I have been living in Rovaniemi for almost 6 years already so I am pretty much a local of myself. I love traveling a lot as I've spent most of my money from work on it, and I will keep doing the same :) I am really glad to be a part of ESN Lapland to help out exchange students, as I know the struggles you will have to deal with when coming here as a foreigner. I can't wait to meet you somewhere in Rovaniemi and let's make some good memories!


Project Manager: Tuomas Huhtala
Event Coordinator: Kevin Wu


Hi guys I'm Kevin, your current event coordinator from sunny California. This will be my 3rd & possibly last year for my master's degree in tourism. I have a passion in special events, adventures, games and travels. So far I have been on exchanges in China, Vietnam, Amsterdam, and just recently in Innsbruck, Austria for ESN. I love getting to know people through activities, so talk to me if you have any ideas about having a gathering!




Trip Coordinator: Jenna Kasvi


Hey! My name is Jenna, and I’m the Trips Coordinator of ESN Lapland. I am from southern Finland and starting my masters in Psychology of Management this fall. Traveling and meeting new people is close to my heart. I did my exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia and I’m doing my second work and travel in the US this summer. Being a part of ESN has given me so many friends in Finland and all over the world. It is so rewarding to be a part of a group that can make international student’s time in Finland unforgettable. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have something on your mind, or if you just want to grab a drink. See you later in the fall, cheers!