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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
OZBAY

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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Furkan eris

director

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Furkan Eris received his B.S. degrees in Electrical Electronics Engineering and Physics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, both in 2016. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering at Boston University and is a research assistant in BU ICSG Lab. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, reading books, and finding new restaurants to explore.

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merve oncu

secretary

EMMANUEL COLLEGE

Merve is a senior at Emmanuel College and she is majoring in Writing, Editing & Publishing and Business Management with a minor Communication and Media studies. She is also a part of e-boards of Muslim Student Association at Emmanuel College. In her free time she enjoys travelling, reading, playing guitar, taking a picture, and canoeing.

TARIK
KELESTEMUR

vice president

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY


Tarik is a Ph.D. Candidate 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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HANDe AKDOGAN

Marketing coordinator

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. 

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EKIN AKYUREK

EVENT COORDINATOR

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ekin is a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science working as a Research Assistant. He completed double major program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics Departments at Koç University, Turkey. In his research, he is working on natural language understanding, computer vision and machine learning. He enjoys traveling and playing guitar.

AHMET UTKU AKBIYIK

TREASURER

BOSTON UNIVERSITY


Ahmet is a Ph.D. student at Boston University in the department of Political Science. He received his Master’s degree (MA in Political Science and International Relations, 2018) and completed a double major program in Political Science and Economics at Bogazici University. His research focuses on the field of social policies and the quantitative study of development programs in Turkey.

 
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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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