I am a third-year Ph.D. candidate at Boston University’s political science department. I hold a Master’s in Political Science from Boston University and a Master’s in International Affairs degree from Northeastern University. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Koç University. My research areas include quantitative methods, political methodology, European Union politics, nationalism, illiberalism, and populism.

Additionally, I am interested in playing with the piano, clarinet, flute, and recorder. I hold ABRSM Grade 5 in music theory and ABRSM Grade 6 in clarinet performance. Moreover, I play tennis every week with my husband and we follow Grand Slams and other tennis tournaments around the world.