I believe in the power of online communications and videos. We live in a time that's unmatched for its media connections. Internet continues to change the way we think of the world and ourselves, and I want to take place in shaping this change by managing websites, and creating engaging videos to drive masses for a better understanding of the world. My passion for social justice, coupled with creative thinking makes me a good candidate for roles with social consciousness, in the online communications and video production fields.
Originally from Mersin, Turkey, I studied business administration at Koc University in Istanbul with a concentration in marketing communications. I worked for McDonald's headquarters in Turkey, working on creating marketing material and activities for young adults. While working, I studied cultural studies at Bilgi University, which moved my attention to non-corporate work and found myself in Washington, DC, studying communications, culture and technology at Georgetown University. This was a perfect opportunity to hybridize my marketing background with the newly emerging online communications field and couple that with creative projects.
After graduating from Georgetown, I left for Doha, Qatar to manage websites for Georgetown University in Qatar. This has been a life-changing opportunity for me to get my hands dirty with website redesign, and start my interest in film making. I continued to travel the world from Doha and expand my body of travel video work. After two and a half years in Doha, I moved to Copenhagen, Denmark to work for United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to redesign its intranet, manage its internal newsletter, relaunch their website, administer social media presence and develop video content for the organization. Currently, I am based in Warsaw, Poland, working for OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) managing their editorial work for digital platforms.
I am now working on building more video content for the web-audience.