Sumeyye Acikgoz graduated Masters degree in NGO and Social Responsibility Management from Istanbul University with her master project about Turkey, Health NGOs in Volunteering and Volunteer Management in 2017 and also, she graduated a masters degree in Sociology from Istanbul Commerce University with her master thesis on Spatial Cluster Dynamics of Irregular Migrants In Metropolitan Cities: Example of Afghan Refugees In Beykoz-Yenimahalle in 2018. She worked a lot of projects as writer, coordinator, and team member. She worked all refugee camps and migration foundations as a volunteer in Turkey. She lived in the US and got research techniques about migration studies in 2018. Also, she worked in Heartland Alliance as a volunteer interpreter with migrant people. She has written about irregular migrants at different web sites and magazines.
Zuhal Acikgoz was born in Turkey, in 1984. She graduated in Political Science from Northeastern University in 2010. During her college years, she worked at the Turkish Consulate General as a contracted secretary. After 10 years of working at a government agency, she moved a different career path. Hence, in 2017, she graduated her master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Valparaiso University. She has been working as an Operations Manager at a private healthcare clinic in Chicago since 2016. Besides her full-time job, she works as a Senior Editor for EpicMigrations.
Begum Uğurgel 1992 yılında yılında İstanbul'da doğmuştur. İstanbul Şehir üniversitesi Psikoloji bölümünden 2015 yılında mezun olmuştur. 2018 yılında Uluslararası Sarajevo Üniversitesi'nde Klinik Psikoloji bölümünde yüksek lisansını tamamlamıştır. Üniversite ve devamında dezavantajlı gruplar olan aile içi şiddete uğramış kişiler, çocuklar ve mültecilerle çalışmıştır. Şu anda Klinik Psikolog olarak çalışmakta ve gönüllü olarak EpicMigrationsta editörlük yapmaktadır.
Ayşenur Karaca 1994 yılında doğmuştur. ÜMRG Anadolu Lisesi'nden mezun olan Karacaü Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi'nde Tıp eğitimine intörn doktor devam etmektedir. Yeryüzü Doktorları'nda gönüllü doktor olarak çalışmaktadır. Hayat Sağlık ve Sosyal Hizmet Vakfı'nda yine gönüllü olarak göç araştırmaları üzerine çalışmaktadır. Özellikle Anadolu'ya yapılan göçler ve mülteci kamplardaki sağlık sorunları ile ilgilenmektedir. Sağlık ve Sosyal Hizmetlerin Konak Dergisi'nde yayınlar yapmaktadır.
Çağrı Emin Şahin, 2015 yılında İstanbul Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi'nden mezun olmuştur. Şu anda İstanbul Halk Sağlığı Direktörlüğü ve Sultangazi bölgesi Halk Sağlığı Merkezi'nde çeşitli pozisyonlarda görev almaktadır. Genç Yeryüzü Doktorları direktörlüğünde gönüllü olarak görev almaktadır. Aynı zamanda, halk sağlığında doktorasına devam etmektedir. Gönüllü olarak, Sağlık ve sosyal Bilimlerin Konak Dergisi'nde gönüllü editörlük yapmaktadır.
Büşra Aslan graduated from Istanbul University at Midwifery Department in 2015. She has worked in delivery rooms at Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health as a midwife. And also, she worked an educator and administrator in the Public Health Unit of the Ministry of Health. She worked in “Çocuklar Sokakta Solmasın Project” of Hayat Foundation as a volunteer. She is studying in the Forensic Midwifery Department of Üsküdar University as master student.
Meliha Kekec was born in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. She studies Law at Faculty of Law in Selcuk University. During her university life, she worked at many social responsibility projects as a volunteer. She constituted Community of Social Awareness and worked as the chairman of the executive board. Additionally, she worked at Selcuk University-Platform of Aid Unity as the founding chairman. She have brought local people and refugees together for 4 years.
Ahmet Pehlivan 1996 yılında doğmuştur. Mehmet Tekinalp Lisesi'nde okuyan Pehlivan, lise eğitimi boyunca Uluslararası İlişkiler çalışmaları ile ilgilenmiş ve sonrasında da, Galatasaray Üniversitesi'nde Uluslararası İlişkiler bölümüne devam etmiştir. Şu anda, Galatasaray Üniversitesi'nde iki bölüme birden devam eden Pehlivan'ın diğer okuduğu bölüm Siyaset Bilimi'dir. In 2018, he went to Sciences Po Grenoble, France as an exchange student for a semester. His education and current issues of the global world have raised his interest in migration related acts. He took classes to meet his interest and to become competent in this field. During these classes, he studied on the role of non-state actors and local authorities in the reception of refugees.
Safvan Ozcan was born in Jeddah, 1996. He is a student at Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Business Administration. He went to University of Zaragoza, Spain as an exchange student for a year. He is interested in international relations and migration studies which led him to get an opportunity to be intern at Center for Strategic Research, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior, Directorate General Migration Management.
Batıkan Bulut 1995 yılında doğmuştur. Beşiktaş Anadolu Lisesi'nden mezun olan Bulut, , Marmara Üniversitesi'nde Politika Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler bölümünden onur öğrencisi olarak mezun olmuştur. Üniversites hayatı boyunca, sivil toplum kuruluşlarında, İstanbul Politika Merkezi ve Ekonomi Yönetimi Vakfı, Tüykiye Dışişleri Bakanlığı Stratejik Araştırma Merkezi'nde ve Türk İşbirliği ve Koordinasyon merkezinde çalışmalarda bulunmuştur. Bunlara ek olarak Batıkan, Almanya'da Union of International Democrats'da Easmus+ intern olarak görev almıştır. Şu anda Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Modern Türk Tarihi'nde yüksek lisans yapmakta ve İzmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi'nde Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler'de araştırma görevlisi olarak çalışmaktadır.conomic’s. İlgi alanları, diaspora politikası, uluslararası göç, Türk politikası ve modern politika ideolojileridir.
Enise Ucar was born in Edirne, in, Turkey in 1997. She graduated in Social Work from Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, in 2019. She worked at many social responsibility projects as a volunteer. She worked in Children of Earth Association, Mentornship Project, and also in Turkish Red Crescent in Ogretmen-im Project as a volunteer. She wrote project to Turkish Red Crescent to ensure the social adaptation of Turkish and Syrian Youth. She went to refugee camps Unlimited Festival which is organized by International Refugee Rights Association in Syria, in 2019. Currently, she has worked in different projects and foundations as a volunteer.
Fatih Alibaz was born in 1996, in Nevşehir. He graduated from Beyoglu Anatolian Imam-Khatib high school. He is currently an Arabic Teaching student in Sabahattin Zaim University. He's been interested in cinema and literature since his high school years and he worked in 4 different movies as scriptwriter, assistant director and actor. The last two movies’ shootings were in Syria. Some of his short stories have been published in magazines, namely Hece Öykü, Tahrir and Bûtimar. He also took place more than 8 projects related to refugees. He has visited more than 20 different refugee camps in Syria, Bangledesh and Turkey. He strives to tell the stories of oppressed people, and he has a lot to tell.
Liva was born in Antalya. After completing her primary education in Alanya, she went to Antalya for her high school. In the third year of her high school education, she was an exchange student at SSGN in Nijmagen, Netherlands with the support of her country’s EU ministry. She attended the TUBITAK science fair with the Sociology project. In 2015, she earned to Marmara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of English Political Science and Public Administration. She completed the English Preparatory Class with successfully. In 2016, she was appointed as the Head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Youth Branches of the Turkish Red Crescent. In 2017, she went to the Germany with the Turkish Red Crescent. In 2018, she served as the Deputy Chairman of the Turkish Red Crescent at Istanbul Branch in the Provincial Youth Branches. She went as a traveler and a boarder in refugee camp area of Turkey, Gaziantep and she spent a time refugees and worked with them after she visited Syria. And, she is still working with them as a volunteer.