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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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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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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.

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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