Hello from Istanbul and also Silicon Valley,

I call both places home and am comfortable bridging worlds (including virtual ones).

I have degrees in Psychology and Information Technology Management which I put to work as a data analyst & database designer for the US Department of Defense for nearly 8 years.

My career path took a dramatic shift once I moved to Turkey in 2002. I’ve spent the last 12 years working on independent entrepreneurial projects mostly related to digital commerce, social media and networking, and personal and professional development through the social web.

Currently I’m in an exploration process to take the next step in my career and am considering working in these creative and tech-related areas:

  • Applications Development (technical writing, systems analysis)
  • Content Development (strategy, curricula, web content)
  • Systems Integration (IT audits)
  • Information Architecture & Data Analysis (interactive, business intelligence, report writing)
  • Data Science

During my exploration process, I’m enrolled in the Data Science Specialization offered by Johns Hopkins University to add to my skills in data analytics and database design. I’m also working as a freelance developmental editor on a socio-cultural book about tea in Turkey and working part time as a market researcher.

I’m conducting informational interviews to determine which area provides the best fit for my skills and experience. If you have wisdom or advice in any of these areas I’ve mentioned above, I would love to have a conversation with you. Please contact me if you would be willing to share your experience.