Liina Kersna is the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia from 26 January 2021. She is a member of the Estonian Reform Party.
Liina Kersna was born on 3 April 1980 in Tallinn. She is married and a mother of a son.
Employment history and career
From 2015–2021, she was a member of the 13th and 14th Riigikogu.
From 2013–2015, she was an Adviser to the Prime Minister and the Head of the Prime Minister’s Office.
From 2007–2013, she was the Media Adviser at the Government Communication Unit, later the Deputy Director and the Director of Government Communication.
From 2004–2007, she was a Chief Specialist in the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, later the Deputy Head of Department and the Head of Department.
From 2002–2004, she was the Public Relations Manager at the Estonian Federation of Estonian Student Unions.
From 1998–2002, she was a Host and Editor at Eesti Raadio.
Liina Kersna graduated from the University of Tartu in 2005 with a degree in journalism and public relations and received a master’s degree in educational management from the same university in 2018.
In undertaking to perform the duties of a member of the Government of the Republic, I am aware that I shall bear responsibility in this office before the Republic of Estonia and my conscience. I solemnly swear to remain faithful to the constitutional order of the Republic of Estonia and to devote my strength to securing the welfare and future of the people of Estonia.
26. January 2021, Tallinn