Present Address: Koç Universitesi, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey 34450
Permanent Address: 1863 O’Hara Lane, Middletown, PA 17057
Cell: 0539 2667 99 32 (Türkiye)
717-315-9390 (America)

Koç University 2011- present
Istanbul, Turkey
PhD Candidate, expected June 2016
Archaeology and History of Art, GPA 4.0

Indiana University 2009 – 2011
Bloomington, IN
Master’s Degree
Graduate School of Social Sciences
Central Eurasian Studies, GPA 3.96
University of Pennsylvania 2005- 2009
Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts
College of Arts and Sciences, Cumulative GPA 3.83
Major: Anthropology; Concentration: Archaeology
Minor: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations:
Turkish and Islamic Studies
Middletown Area High School 2001- 2005 Middletown, PA
GPA: 100.93
National Honor Society, Valedictorian
Summer 2013
Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands
Implemented and developed content for an Augmented Reality iPad application as part of the opening of a new ancient Egypt exhibition. Conducted visitor research regarding the implementation of new technologies in museums. Talked about new technologies and demoed the application for journalists and museum donors.
Urban Cultural Heritage and Creative January 2012 – December 2012
Practice Smellscapes Workshop Organizer
Koç University
Researcher and organizer, dealing with administrative and logistical issues. Prepared academic research in conjunction with the workshop and conducted fieldwork and interviews in Eminönü.
Research and Teaching Assistant 2011- present
Koç University
Perform administrative and class related tasks for my advisor. Research for and edit academic publication.
Research Assistant 2008-2010
University of Pennsylvania Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Researched looting and antiquities, created an inventory of existing cultural heritage literature, conducted an education survey regarding the status of cultural heritage education in universities, performed secretarial duties, assisted in organizing conferences
Student Worker 2005- 2009
Fisher Fine Arts Library,
Worked at the circulation and reserve desks, shelved and retrieved library materials, and assisted patrons in research
Intern Summer 2008
University of Pennsylvania Museum, Oceania and Mediterranean Sections
Conserved and researched an ethnographical collection of bark cloths from the Pacific Islands and worked with archaeological collections from the Mediterranean, trained in artifact handling
Tarsus, Turkey Summer 2009
Worked as an assistant square supervisor. In addition to excavation, aided in the photography of objects and GIS measurements.
Tell es-Safi, Israel Summer 2007
Participated in excavations run by Dr. Aren Maier, worked as an excavator and pottery washer, learned proper excavation techniques, mapping, and artifact analysis.
Vineland, New Jersey Fall 2006-Spring 2007
Participated in the academic excavation class offered by  the University of Pennsylvania, learned basic excavation, techniques, total station

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship 2010-2011
From the US Government to study Turkish
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Summer 2010
From the US Government to study Turkish
Dean’s List 2006-2007
In recognition of GPA
CURF Humanities Fellowship Summer 2008
Won a fellowship to conduct research as an intern
at the University of Pennsylvania Museum
College Research Presenter Fall 2008
Presented my summer research to a variety of university
officials and parents as part of a panel on undergraduate
research opportunities
Ancient Studies Resident Researcher Spring 2009
Will present my senior thesis research to students who
have interest in pursuing ancient studies, anthropology,
and archaeology

“Hidden Lives: Sabbateans an d the Search for Religion and Identity in Turkey” Kedma Spring 2009: 14-27.

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