TALENT AMBASSADOR – JESSICA BLACKBURN
My name is Jessica Blackburn. I’m originally from the UK, currently doing volunteer work in Turku and heading off to study for a Master’s in Governance of Digitalization at Åbo Akademi come September.
The story of how I ended up in Turku is a bit more serendipitous than my fellow Ambassadors. I met my Finnish partner through being online penpals, and after various phases, found myself living here in 2016. Since then, I’ve been studying, working in a wide range of fields and looking for new opportunities.
Volunteering has been huge for me. I’m currently volunteering at Nordic Diversify (we’ll soon change our name to Nordic Inclusify), which is a community promoting diversity and inclusion in recruitment, talent strategy, and employer branding throughout the Nordics. I lead the legislation and society team. Look forward to me highlighting these kinds of themes in my posts!