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Transcending Borders


A non-profit organization to promote mutual cooperation and understanding between Turkish and American students.

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Transcending Borders


A non-profit organization to promote mutual cooperation and understanding between Turkish and American students.

 

Our mission

We aim to serve the New England Turkish and American communities by promoting mutual academic, professional and cultural ties.

 
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Events


We hold many events throughout the year, including networking events and dinners.

See our events

Events


We hold many events throughout the year, including networking events and dinners.

See our events

In line with our mission, we hold various events in the New England area to bring our community together. Our first event was a movie screening on the centennial of the Gallipoli battle. We then held our first public meeting on November 7, 2015 with huge support from the Turkish students in the area.

We always want to have more activities for our community. Please contact us if you have an idea for an event -- we would be more than happy to help out!

Our Team


We are a collaboration of many universities in New England. Every student from the area can join!

Our Team


We are a collaboration of many universities in New England. Every student from the area can join!

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Bengisu
Onal

PRESIDENT

SOUTH SHORE CONSERVATORY

Bengisu ONAL has graduated from vocal performance and music business & management double major and musical theatre writing minor student at Berklee College of Music. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph French High School. She sings a variety of music styles including jazz, R&B, Pop, Musical Theatre and Traditional Turkish music. She was the background vocalist of prominent Turkish singer Sezen Aksu for five years. She’s been working in Jingle House since 2010. Currently she’s the official voice of Coca-Cola in Turkey. She released her first album in June 2014.

 
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BEGUM
AYAS

Marketing coordinator

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

She is a graduate of Enka High School and she graduated from Johnson & Wales University in 2017 where she majored Business Management & Administration. She has volunteer experiences since high school. She is also professional ballerina. Formerly, she is working at marketing department and continues her ballet career at Boston Ballet and she is a board member for artistic department during the season. She is currently a master student in Economics at Northeastern University.

 

 
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HANDe AKDOGAN

SECRETARY

CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE

Hande is a senior at Cambridge College and she is studying Psychology. She is also taking part in the Student Association at Cambridge College as well as the school newsletter that she started up.  Apart from his passion for Psychology she likes writing, biking, baking, swimming, canoeing and exploring Boston. 

BENGISU
OZBAY

VICE PRESIDENT

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY


Bengisu is a Ph.D. candidate in Northeastern University Electrical Engineering Department in Robust Systems Lab. Her research is mainly focused on control and computer vision related problems. She is currently a member of PhD Student Dean’s Advisory Council in NEU. She is also a part of e-boards of NU Turkish Graduate Student Association (NUTGSA) and Northeastern ECE Ph.D. Student Association (NEPSA). In addition to volunteer work and community service, she enjoys playing volleyball, reading and travelling.  

 

 
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MERT BOZBEYOGLU

DIRECTOR
 

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Mert is a senior at Northeastern University, pursuing his B.S. towards Electrical and Electronics
Engineering as well as Biochemistry. He worked as a research assistant at Massachusetts General
Hospital in Biochemistry department, focusing on Mitochondrial calcium metabolism. Prior to his studies
in Boston, Mert graduated from Ted Ankara College Foundation Private High School. During his free time
he enjoys building robots, working on his 3D printers, flying drones, reading and hiking with friends.

TARIK
KELESTEMUR

TREASURER

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY


Tarik is a Ph.D. student at Northeastern University in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering working as a Research Assistant in RIVeR Lab. He received his BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department from TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey. In his research, he is working on mobile manipulation for service robots in domestic environments. He enjoys playing drums, tennis and snowboarding.



 

 
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BEGUM TASKAZAN

OUTREACH
COORDINATOR

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Begüm is a PhD student at Northeastern University Electrical and Computer Engineering department.
She received her B.S. degree from Bogazici University in 2017. Her research interests include Control,
Computer Vision and Adaptive Machine Learning. Before becoming a board member, she was a NETSA
volunteer for a year. She is also a committee member in Northeastern Graduate Women in Science and
Engineering. She enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, snowboarding, swimming and dancing salsa.

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