Marko Lähteenmäki works as a Project researcher in teacher education development project, the DOORS development project. The project consists of three sub-projects and as a part of sub-project 3; Lähteenmäki examines student selections in Finnish teacher education with large-scale statistical data. Previously, PhD candidate Marko Lähteenmäki has graduated from the University of Turku in 2007 as a Master of Arts. In 2008, he started to work in Turku Institute for Child and Youth Research Institute, first as a Planning Officer and was also interested in research concerning families with small children. In 2014, he started a doctoral candidate at University of Turku in the department of education. As a part of Finnish follow-up study named Steps to the Healthy Development and Well-being of Children (The STEPS study), his research is focused on father’s social networks in early parenthood and he’s currently writing a summary of the dissertation.