Maija Sirola, M.Soc.Sc. Maija Sirola

Maija joined BONUS in August 2010. As the Communications Manager of BONUS, she is responsible for planning and implementing communications and dissemination strategy. Maija is the Editor-in-Chief of BONUS in Brief and responsible for brand management, publications, online resources, media relations and outreach activities.

Maija has received her Master’s Degree in Communications from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki and worked in many different management roles in the field of communications. Before joining BONUS, Maija worked in Vitae, which champions researcher development in the UK, Europe and worldwide. In the early 2000s, Maija led the communications efforts of TRAFFIC, the world’s leading wildlife trade monitoring network - a global programme of WWF and IUCN and an advisory body to the Secretariat of the CITES Convention. Maija has also worked at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany as well as in different communications roles in Finland.