Name: Mikaela Gerkman
Why are you a part of IHD 2019: I hosted IHD participants a few years ago and it was without a doubt the one of the best weeks of that year! Since I love organizing events and meeting new people from all around the world, I just couldn’t resist joining IHD 2019, it’s a guaranteed success!
Fun fact: Managed to get out alive from a favela in Rio de Janeiro although I already had some flashes of what my new life was going to be like while I was sitting at the back of a moto taxi without any of my friends in sight
Guilty pleasure: Pickled cucumber with honey and sour cream
Name: Ruby Wickström
Why are you a part of IHD 2019: I’ve always loved getting to know about other countries, cultures and languages. It makes me super excited to be able to take part in such a fun international event as this! I am also a neat and systematic person, who enjoys organising and planning ahead, so conclusively being a part of the IR team and the IHD crew fits me better than my favourite sweater :)
Fun fact: I have a terrible sense of direction, which can be annoying at times, but has also brought upon a lot of adventures that I wouldn’t otherwise have experienced.
Guilty pleasure: Skincare. If I am ever late somewhere, it’s probably because I had to do a sheet mask. You’d be surprised at how much time I spend on skincare.
Name: Karl Håkans
Why are you a part of IHD 2019: I love meeting new people from all around the world, and I applied after hearing about how great IHD 2018 was!
Fun fact: I’ve lived in Finland all my life but I’m abysmal at Finnish
Guilty pleasure: Binge-watching Netflix