Representative Council Contact Information

On this page you will find the contact details for the Representative Council Chairpersons, the Chairpersons of the Representative Council Groups and the Representative Council Committees.

Representative Council Chairpersons

Jimi Viita-aho



puh. +358 44 576 8406


Hi! I'm Jimi Viita-aho and during this year known as the Chair of the Representative Council, so in practice I, in collaboration with the Vice Chairs of the Representative Council, make sure that we can make decisions as smoothly as possible.

My background is in computer science where I was part of the student association board. From there I was pulled to the Student Union Board 2021 and that's how I have ended up here too. Feel free to come and discuss with me and let's make big things come true!

Miika Hiltunen

First Vice Chair



I’m Miika Hiltunen and for the year 2023 I will be working as 1st vice chair of the Representative Council. 

I’m studying for the third year in UEF, majoring in International Business and Sales Management. If you have any questions about Representative Council or ISYY in general, do not hesitate to contact me.

Helmi Vanhanen

Second Vice Chair



Hello! I’m Helmi Vanhanen and during this year known as 2nd vice chair of the Representative Council. I’m studying my third year of Social Sciences in Joensuu, Sociology as my major. I was elected to ISYY’s Representative Council in autumn 2021. 

In my free time, I take part in municipal politics, and music is also an important part of my life.

You can always send a message and ask anything! And of course also come to chat if you see me on campus!

Representative Council groups and the Chairpersons of the groups

  • DeeKu: Arttu Leppäkynnäs, arttu.leppakynnas(at)gmail.com
  • FaBio: Inka Rantamäki, inkakr(at)uef.fi
  • ISYYn demariopiskelijat: Tino Sarkamies-Uutela, tino.sarkamies-uutela(at)uef.fi
  • Itä-Suomen Vihreä Vasemmisto: Maija Kuivalainen, maijakui(at)uef.fi
  • Keskeiset: Teemu Toivonen, teemu.toivonen(at)hotmail.com
  • Kylterit: Miika Hiltunen, miikahil(at)student.uef.fi
  • Opiskelevat Kokoomuslaiset: Carita Korhonen, tiiako(at)student.uef.fi
  • Opiskelijoiden Etu: Marko Koskelo, koskelo2(at)gmail.com
  • Savilahden Sivistyneet: Riku Kukkonen, riku.kukkonen99(at)gmail.com
  • Vihreät: Matias Pelkonen, matias.pelkonen(at)uef.fi

Representative Council Committees and the Chairpersons of the Committees

Rules Committee: Tomi Saviluoto, Chairperson, saantovaliokunta.pj(at)isyy.fi

Finances Committee: Maria Pulkka, Chairperson, talousvaliokunta.pj(at)isyy.fi

Preparatory Committee: Jimi Viita-aho, Chairperson, epj(at)isyy.fi

Intercultural Committee: Juliana Friedrichsen, Chairperson, jfriedri(at)uef.fi