I was born in Istanbul, Turkey, but lived in a nearby city, Bursa,
between 1992 and 2001 before moving back to Istanbul again to begin
high school at Robert College
, which is a highly selective
American high school.
After high school, I came to the United States to start my
undergraduate studies at Williams
in Williamstown, MA. I got my
B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Science. During my
time at Williams I worked with Kris N. Kirby
as his research
assistant and TA.
During my sophomore year at Williams I was awarded the prestigious
Williams College Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and was able to
work on the project of my choice, again under the mentorship of Prof.
Currently I am a fourth-year graduate student at the University of
in the Department of Psychology
. I work with Jonathan
. I was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Psychology by the
department in May 2011 upon completion of my first year project, which
focused on Joshua Greene's dual process model in moral decision making.
I have a younger brother who studies software engineering at the
TU-Wien in Vienna, Austria.