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Following her intuition to be involved in something bigger than herself, Duygu got a full scholarship from Yeditepe University and moved to Istanbul in 2013. She graduated with a high honor degree from the ‘Political Science and International Relations’ department in 2018.
Upon completing her bachelor’s, she moved to Spain to pursue a master’s degree in ‘International Development.’ After completing her studies at Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals with high distinction, she attended the Erasmus+ Programme to continue her studies at Hertie School. She moved to Berlin in 2019 and completed the Fall semester there as an MPP (Master’s in Public Policy) student. During her studies in Barcelona, she was a Research Assistant to one of her professors, contributing to the EU-funded research project “Counter-Productive Incentives Schemes in European and International Politics.”
At HMD, Duygu is responsible for conducting data analysis to evaluate the projects’ effectiveness in achieving the desired human-centered change in organizations. She focuses on the theoretical design of projects around organizational purpose, sustainability, and innovation. She also assists with strategy design, and co-authors reports and articles.
While she was studying in Istanbul, she volunteered with AIESEC in pursuit of becoming a global citizen. She then went to Italy in Summer 2017 as a Global Volunteer to educate young children in various summer camps in Bologna. She is actively involved in musical communities and has been playing the piano for more than ten years. She participated in polyphonic music choirs in Istanbul and Barcelona as a Soprano.
Get to know Duygu in 3 questions
“What exasperates you?”
The way the current economic system operates exasperates me. I can’t believe we evolved into ‘homo economicus’ and let the earth die in the name of interest.
“What compliments do you dismiss?”
I dismiss compliments about being compassionate. It’s in our nature. Everyone can put themselves in others’ shoes if they want to. If they do so, they will innately act in ways that cannot be harmful to other living beings.
“What do you think about when you have nothing to think about?”
I find myself thinking about music. It unites everyone and makes us remember that we are all humans in the end. It makes everything meaningful.