Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team
Originally from Espoo, Finland, Erika Väätäinen moved to New York City in 2010 to attend The New School and pursue her lifelong passion for writing in English. While studying at the Greenwich Village–based university, she served as deputy news editor and subsequently as managing Web editor for The New School Free Press, the school’s award-winning student-run publication. In addition to editing articles and maintaining the newspaper’s social media accounts, Erika wrote numerous pieces on topics ranging from inflated administration salaries to case settlements involving Occupy New York protesters and the New York City Police Department. Having composed a lengthy thesis juxtaposing the U.S. and Finnish educational systems, she graduated with a BA in journalism and worked as a freelance translator before joining the mbaMission content team as a writer/researcher/blogger. Erika’s responsibilities include updating the Insider’s Guides series and covering the latest MBA news for the mbaMission blog.