Ms Mikkolainen holds a master’s degree in Tropical Ecology from the University of Turku in Finland (2006), and a bachelor’s degree on Biodiversity Conservation and Management from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, UK (2004). Petra Mikkolainen was employed as a Senior Consultant at Indufor from August 2014 till May 2018. Currently she is working as an independent consultant in evaluation of development cooperation programmes. Prior to joining Indufor in 2014 she has worked as a long-term consultant in programmes financed by the MFA of Finland in South-East Asia and Latin America, and in the European Commission. She is fluent in Finnish, English, Spanish and French.