Executive Board Contact Information

Vesa Janhunen

Chair of the Executive Board, Chair of the Kuopio Campus Board


tel. +358 44 576 8404

puheenjohtaja(at)isyy.fi, kampuspj.kuopio(at)isyy.fi

Hi, I’m Vesa Janhunen and I am the Chair of the Executive Board. I started my studies in Computer Science but have since changed over to business school and now I’m studying my first year master’s studies in Innovation Management.

Feel free to get in touch concerning anything at all, especially if you don’t know who to contact, we will figure it out together!

Godparent to the following Student Organisation: Serveri ry

Sami Tanskanen

Vice Chair, Chairperson of the Joensuu Campus Board


tel. +358 44 576 8400

kampuspj.joensuu(at)isyy.fi, sami.tanskanen(at)isyy.fi

Hey everyone! My name is Sami and I am the vice chair of the executive board of ISYY, our student union. I am a master’s degree student in cultural studies with some adult education and social sciences on the side here at the Joensuu campus. 

In the ISYY board, I supervise the board’s activities on the Joensuu campus and work closely with the chair and other members of the board. 

Feel free to contact me, throw me a message or even stop me on the street if you have questions regarding  ISYY’s general affairs on the Joensuu campus or if there is something else on your mind you would like to talk about!

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Lingtwisti ry, Popsi ry, Poikkeus ry

Enni Toiviainen

Communications and Business Relations


tel. +358 44 576 8405


Hello everyone, my name is Enni Toiviainen and on the ISYY board I coordinate communication and business relations affairs. 

I am a Master’s degree student in Accounting and Finance at the Kuopio campus.  Previously I have been involved with my student association. I spend my free time on the golf course, in the gym or with culinary experiments.

You might spot me at the Kuopio campus, usually at the Canthia building or at the library in Snellmania. Feel free to get in touch via email, phone or face-to-face if you have concerns or new ideas about communications or business relations!

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Judica ry, Preemio ry, Optimi ry, Socius ry

Eveliina Scharin

Affairs of Social Policy, Culture and Tutoring


tel. +358 44 576 8401


My name is Eveliina Scharin and I am a fifth year student in cultural studies from Joensuu. Previously, I have been active within my own student organisation and, with little incitement, I decided to join ISYY board. In ISYY I am responsible for social politics and culture. Outside of ISYY I love to spend time with dogs and Crash Bandicoot, not forgetting about cooking and knitting!

Social politics include, for example, issues in student welfare, equality, housing, livelihood and health care. I am also responsible for culture. Please be in contact if you have anything in mind concerning these fields!

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Joraus ry, Kotex ry, Legio Ostiensis ry, Nefa-Joensuu ry ja Varnitsa ry

Jenni Kortelainen

Academic and International Affairs


tel. +358 44 576 8408


Hi! My name is Jenni Kortelainen and I am a third year computer science student on the Kuopio campus of UEF. I joined the duties of our student association Serveri ry in January 2020 and still continue my work there as an advisor of student interests.

In the executive board of the student union, I will act in the fields of academic and international affairs. As a coordinator of academic affairs, I will see to it that all education will be fair, fluid and up to the standards of quality. Personally, I care deeply about information security, privacy, student rights and ensuring that the quality of education stays consistent even in exceptional conditions.

In the field of international affairs, I will work as an advisor of student interest to our international students and will strive to improve their position in both the community of the university as well as in the job markets. I will also work as a godparent for the student associations Skripti, Retikka and Oidipus.

If you have any issues, views or help you want to share, or just want to talk, don't hesitate to contact me!

Godparent to the following Student Organizations: Skripti ry, Retikka ry, Odipus ry

Jimi Viita-aho

Recreation, Digitalisation and Communication Platforms


tel. +358 44 576 8407


Hello, World! I'm undergraduate student studying computer science as my major. Alongside the ISYY things I'm also influencing on the field of subject associations.

As a member of the ISYY board I primarily focus on recreation and sports related things. Alongside those I also have my fingers in things related to digitalization like communications, so especially if you happen have something to even just comment about on those areas or just want to chat about something - for example developing ISYY in general feel free to contact me!

Telegram: @jimboisyy

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Kuolo ry, Dentina ry, Fortis ry

Juuso Myller

Organisations and Clubs


tel. +358 50 548 5286


I’m Juuso, the board member in charge of organisations and clubs. I’m the support and contact, friendly neighborhood boardmember, and the target of any ideas or complaints to all of you active people of clubs and organisations.This year I’m also involved in improving club operations and ISYY club infrastructure.

So fear not to contact me on any of these subjects or anything else on your mind and I’ll do my best to find you an answer!

You can find me in the ISYY offices in Haltia, Joensuu campus, or studying in Agora if I’ve managed to make myself any time for that. Email and phone work just fine as well!

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Echo ry, Fides ry, Täky ry, Godis ry, Opossumi ry

Pauliina Ryökäs

Affairs of Social Policy and Employment


tel. +358 44 576 8409


Hello! My name is Pauliina Ryökäs and I am a fourth-year Biomedicine student from Kuopio campus. I have previous experience from the representative council of ISYY, student association as well as from a campus organisation. I decided to apply for ISYY board because I wanted to represent my fellow students and advocate their interests and matters. I spend my free time especially with crafts and audiobooks, but I always have time for a good board game!

In ISYY I am responsible for affairs in social politics and employment. In social politics I want to advance student's welfare from a very broad perspective, e.g. by working to further advance equality and improve tutor training. In addition, within employment sector I would like to carry out something concrete for our entire organisation. Let's see how far we get with this! Please be in contact if you have anything in mind concerning these fields, I am always open to challenge and broaden my perspective! 

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Hyeena ry, Kulti ry, Terho ry

Pavel Kipriianov

International Affairs and Communications


tel. +358 44 576 8403


Hi everybody! My name is Pavel, I am a first year master student in biology from Joensuu. I am an ISYY executive board member, responsible for International affairs and Communication.

You may meet me in Natura (Koppi especially), Haltia or Carelia/Futura, where I go for lunch. My hobbies are fishing, running and gym.

Feel free to contact me by email, phone or in real life if you have some questions/suggestions for international affairs and communications!

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Iskra ry, Pistis ry, Sulo ry, Praxis ry, Kassos ry

Maria Laurikainen

Environment, Development Cooperation, Communality and Leading the ISYY's Steering Group for the Bridges-project


tel. +358 44 576 8410



My name is Maria and I am a fourth-year student of applied physics from Kuopio. Previously you could have seen me doing my several student tutoring tasks and as a UEF Ambassador sharing the joyful news of studying. In the Executive Board I work with the themes of environment, development cooperation and communality. So, you can find me working with ISYY’s environment themes, development cooperation tasks and project work, as well as with the Bridges-project.

I like to spend my spare time by going on hikes, reading or dancing. There are also three cats in my life, and you can find them hanging out in the background during meetings.

The best place to find me is at the Melania building at the Kuopio campus, where the study space of us physicists is located. You can always contact me or chat with me when running into me at the campus! I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts.

Godparent to the following Student Organisations: Joensuun metsäylioppilaat, Epsilon, Bunsen, Mikrovillus, Tombolo