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TCD Worker, Volunteer

Başak graduated with a degree in history from Hacettepe University, in Ankara. She completed her Masters in Education at Bilkent University, Ankara. During her Master's Program, she was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and did her research on Effective Teaching Methods. Upon graduation, Başak worked for a children’s publishing house as an Education Specialist and Editor. In addition to this she worked for an organization addressing the needs of disabled children in Turkey as a Project Manager. She also worked for the prestigious Turkish Education Association (TED) as an Education Specialist and trained the teachers in their network of 32 schools. Başak relocated to her childhood hometown of İzmir, where she lives with her two amazing boys. In addition to continuing to work as a freelance translator, Başak will give leadership to GHNI’s Smyrna Women’s Empowerment Center.  As a volunteer, she will be working with disadvantaged communities, focusing on the needs of children and women. 

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