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Work Experience

2021-12 – Current    Senior Programming Specialist

Zorlu Performing Arts Center, İstanbul

  • Assisting the Programming Executive on booking local music acts and festivals in all 5 stages.
  • Producing events and doing jazz programming for Zorlu PSM’s touché.
  • Project Coordinator for 2022 Sónar Istanbul’s +D that mainly focuses on digital media art, electronic music, and creative industries.
  • Working with digilogue to create content on technology, sustainability, and digital arts.
  • Previously assisted the performing arts department for plays, newly produced theater shows.

2019-09 – 2021-12 Booker (Previously Assistant Promoter)

Beşiktaş Kültür Merkezi A.Ş., İstanbul

  • Assisted international event bookings and organizations.
  • Prepared and edited organizational publications such as market reviews for internal audiences, drafted press releases detailing relevant newsworthy information and supporting brand image.
  • Engaged in professional networking to maintain strong relationships with the industry professionals to drive partnerships.
  • Worked for the TV show, Sol Yanım which BKM shot for Star TV as an Assistant to the Project Coordinator and Executive Producer as the person responsible from artist contracts and providing communication between actors, managers, and the legal department.
  • Took part in the initial stages of a new docuseries project about rap and hip-hop culture in Turkey that will be on digital streaming platforms (i.e., Netflix or Gain) as the editor and translator for archival research.
  • Worked under the film department as one of the responsible people from film licensing, music copyrights and film sales during the pandemic.
  • Currently responsible from the Event Bookings at the company’s new place, Maximum Uniq which has 3 indoor venues and 1 open air venue and dealing with contracts. Also taking part in Event Production, hospitality, and backstage operations especially in live music events.

2018-05 – 2019-04 Broadcast Support Specialist

Karnaval Media Group, İstanbul

  • Hosted and produced a radio show called 'Jazzville' on JoyJazz Radio for three consecutive years.
  • Delivered programming to audience members by always researching events, guests, and programs thoroughly.
  • Oversaw the broadcast of JoyJazz, BabyJoy, Diva and podcasts while also editing shows and podcasts.
  • Checked and censored songs before they were streamed on Virgin Radio Turkey for explicit content, assisting the head of the department for new projects when I started working for the Content Department.
  • Was assigned as the content writer of the podcast 'Kadın' that aimed to raise awareness on violence towards women in Turkey.


2020-10 – Current M.M.: Ethnomusicology

İstanbul Technical University

  • Coursework in Ethnomusicology and Music Business
  • Current standing: 3,67 GPA

2018-09 – 2019-05 Certificate Program: Jazz Studies

Bahçeşehir University - İstanbul

  • Coursework in Jazz Vocals, Jazz History and Jazz Theory

2014-09 – 2018-07 Bachelor of Arts: International Relations

İstanbul Bilgi University

  • Received %100 OSYM Scholarship
  • Earned High Honors Degree
  • Graduated with 3,72 GPA
  • Coursework in International Affairs, Political Theory and Cultural Studies
  • Member of International Platform for Young Entrepreneurs (IPFYE), European Union Club, Chess Club, Music Club and TEMA Club

2016-09 – 2017-07 Erasmus Exchange Program: International Affairs

Universiteit Leiden – The Netherlands

  • Coursework in American Studies, Politics and Economy of South and South East Asia, Dutch Studies, Jazz History, International Administration and Comparative Analysis of Political Systems

2011-09 – 2014-07 High School Diploma:

İSTEK Semiha Şakir Schools - İstanbul

  • Graduated with 85,46 GPA
  • Received %100 OSYM Scholarship
  • Awarded Honor Award
  • Elected as the President for The Student Honor Board in 2014.
  • Member of MUN Club, EYP Club and Music Club

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Local Buddy at İstanbul Bilgi University

August 2015 – January 2016

Buddy Programme is organized by Istanbul Bilgi University for local students to volunteer

and help international students throughout the semester.

  • Genç TEMA Member at TEMA Vakfı, İstanbul

January 2016 – January 2017

Young TEMA (The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion) members are

expected to support the foundation in their universities through university clubs,

organizing events and fundraising.

  • Volunteer Translator at We Will Stop Femicide Platform

September 2020 – March 2021

Helping "Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu" (We Will Stop Femicide Platform)

In case there is a need for written translation in social media texts, interviews, e-mails.