I am a community-centered and impact-oriented researcher who uses mixed methods to uncover socio-technical practices of underserved communities.
05/2018 – Did a field research to measure the impact of mhealth application on the health outcomes of pregnant women in remote areas of Nepal.
04/2018 – Attended to the World Economic Forum’s Internet for All meeting to present our case studies on the Internet connectivity initiatives in Latin America at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C.
03/2018 – Attended to the GSMA Conference in Barcelona, Spain to discuss gender issues on Internet access and use at EQUALS Access Coalition.
02/2018 – As a YouLead fellow for the YouLead! initiative funded by USAID, I worked with the government and private institutions in Colombo, Sri Lanka and did a needs assessment on the development of entrepreneurship among youth.
11/2017 – Presented the Internet access and use case studies around the world at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Short video here.
03/14/14 – Gave a talk titled, “The use of social media for organizational effectiveness and efficiency” at my alma mater Bogazici University in Istanbul. In my talk, I focused on the use of Twitter and its value for organizations. Two days after my presentation, Twitter is banned in Turkey, following Prime Minister’s label of Twitter as menace as a reaction to Gezi protests.