Katja Riikonen

Soliya, USA

Katja is Senior Officer in Facilitation and Training in Soliya, an organization implementing and promoting Virtual Exchange. Her main responsibilities include the design and provision of training courses in online dialogue facilitation, virtual exchange program design and dialogue quality evaluation. Before working in international education, Katja worked as a mediator, university lecturer and for the Finnish Foreign Ministry. She received a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, UK, and has studied and worked in Ireland, England, Pakistan, Nepal and Israel – as well as virtually from around the globe.