I was born in 1998 in Istanbul, where I went to ALEV elementary school, a top-notch education hub focusing on teaching children a German-influenced culture, both in practical education and theoretical foundation.

Following my top 0.1% placement in the Turkish high school entrance exams, I had the chance to attend Uskudar American Academy, from where I graduated with high honors and a concentration in science & math.

Given my standardized test scores and extracurricular achievements, I later went to Northwestern University located in Evanston, IL, USA to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Industrial Engineering, along with my minors in Data Science, Business Institutions Program, and Music Technology starting September 2017.