Meet the Dean: Salolampi | Concordia Language Villages

Meet the Dean: Salolampi

Meet the Dean

Jenna, dean of Salolampi.

Jen Jenna Pulju Porter is a professional Finnish to English literary translator who specializes in children’s and young adult fiction. Jenna believes there is great literature in Finland and is happy to play a part in bringing it to English-speaking audiences. Jenna holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and is studying Finnish, Estonian, and Literary Translation at the master’s level at Indiana University-Bloomington. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and children and enjoys spending her free time skiing, cooking, and reading books that she is not translating.

“My vision for Salolampi is to provide the most sought-after Finnish experience in North America where every villager develops a lifelong passion for Finland and our global world. We seek to be a global leader in facilitating connections to Finland and in cultivating Finnish language and cultural competency in every villager.”