Petra Hämäläinen studies at the University of Eastern Finland and is currently finalizing her master thesis in educational science. Petra has completed her Bachelor's of Educational Sciences and she is soon-to-be a teacher.
With sisu–a word that defines Finnish resilience and determination– Petra took on the modeling world at only 16 years of age. She was found at a local supermarket by a famous Finnish designer Jukka Rintala. Since then, Petra has worked as an international model in countries such as Italy, Sweden, and Australia.
Petra is raising money and awareness for hometown based nonprofit organization HaTTu ry that is working to offer an equal chance for children from low-income families to have at least one hobby. As she studies educational science, she has a deep understanding of the importance that hobbies and communities have for children´s overall well-being. Petra also volunteers as a goodwill ambassador to raise awareness about breast cancer.
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