Taru Saarinen, she/her



Taru is a Consultant in the Emancipatory Economy team. At Demos, she works with topics related to the economy, economic thinking, and the green transition.


Prior to joining Demos Helsinki, Taru has worked in international affairs in the Finnish public sector, and studied at universities in Scotland, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica. She holds a Scottish MA in Politics & International Relations and is currently studying towards an MSSc in Global Political Economy at UH, writing her thesis on feminist political economy and the growth imperative. She is broadly interested in economic paradigms and alternatives.


Outside of work, Taru likes to stay curious by learning about different parts of the world. Her current interests include Peruvian cuisine, Colombian music, and Finnish nature.