Kirsti Karttunen is a freelance journalist living in New York. As a reporter she is currently most energized by issues related to social and criminal justice. Previously a foreign news reporter and an online editor for Yle, Finland's Public Service Broadcasting Company, she has also worked as a domestic politics and business writer for Helsingin Sanomat, the largest daily subscription newspaper in the Nordics. Kirsti is a recent graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism with an M.A. in Political Journalism. She has also studied journalism at the University of Jyvaskyla and French Literature at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III.