Helmi Soininvaara

Junior Expert


Helmi is a Junior Expert in the Regenerative Infrastructure team at Demos Helsinki.


Helmi is finalizing her Master of Social Science degree at the University of Helsinki, where she majors in Sociology. Her Master’s Thesis concerns evidence-based decision-making, the relationship between expertise and political processes and the way expertise gets used in the public sector. Helmi has a generalist mind and she gets easily motivated by new ideas.


Previously Helmi has worked at the Finnish Ministry of Justice, the Service Union United PAM, the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office, and the organizing committee of an academic conference. During her university years she has also gained practical know-how from her active roles in student associations and the UN Youth of Helsinki.


In her free time Helmi finds Joy in live music, jogging and a book club that she has with her friends.