Perna Sohi

What is your background? 

Currently studying a Master of Psychology, “psykologprogrammet” to become a licensed psychologist. I used to believe I was more interested in mathematics and studied a year in Computer and Information Engineering – turned out I was wrong!

What is your role at SSES?

Student ambassador at Stockholm University.

Previous work experience?

I have had different roles within retail at the furniture company JYSK: sales, establishment team, concept coordinator and store manager trainee/assistant store manager.

Name one or several of your unexpected skills

– floating in water for a ridiculous amount of time
– good listener
– standing on my head
– avid one-ball juggler

What is the best thing about being a part of SSES?

The opportunity for networking and gaining knowledge within entrepreneurship and exchanging experiences

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A balanced life is my idea of perfect happiness, specifically the balance between investing in the future and living in the moment. Also, realizing that perfect happiness is not equal to constant joy, I would consider perfect happiness as a safe trust toward myself and my surroundings and having the possibility to do the things I love.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother! What she has accomplished in her life and the obstacles she has overcome inspire me to be the person I can be.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

That is fascinating!

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Socrates, although I’m not too familiar with any historical figure. One particular quote that resonates with me is “the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing”. His humble attitude towards wisdom and reflection is an inspiration – I might find him more fascinating than I identify with him.

What is your motto?

Food is always a great idea!