Rina Kuusipalo



I am a current Master of Law student at Stanford Law School with a background in law and social sciences. I am currently based in California, but I grew up in Finland and lived in the US and UK during my degrees at Harvard and Cambridge. My main interests are environmental law, human rights, and international governance.

Why I joined FutureLab Europe? Thanks to FutureLab Europe, I have become fascinated by EU law and policy, in particular their importance to environmental and climate action, as well as the larger significance of the European project, especially in terms of expanding solidarity and free movement of persons.

Why do I think that Europe needs active citizens? I believe Europe needs active citizens because we are currently embroiled in crises on many fronts and it is in the hands of young Europeans to prevent their countries from becoming isolated fortresses and to instead lead in extending solidarity and rights within and beyond the region.

Rina joined FutureLab Europe in 2014. Since then, she has been involved in the following activities: