Highlights of my research and writing on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to impact investing
A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey
Survey of 230 small and medium-sized enterprises led by Syrian refugee and migrant entrepreneurs in Turkey
Diversity & Inclusion
The Untapped Potential of Supplier Diversity in Turkey
Research brief on the global applications of supplier diversity, including refugee inclusion, specifically in Turkey
Refugee Lens Investing
Unlocking Refugee Self-Reliance in the UK
Researched and authored a market assessment with Refugee Lens Investing opportunities from employment to entrepreneurship
Investor Showcase Publication
Led a refugee-lens business growth program, culminating in a publication to facilitate connections with impact investors and other support
Social Enterprise & Impact Investing
Balancing Markets and Values
Researched and co-authored with Catherine H. Clark in collaboration with Investors' Circle and Social Venture Network
I am experienced in nonprofit leadership, program management, partnerships, external relations, and more
Entrepreneurship Lead, Refugee Investment Network
I led development of a new regional refugee lens investing program; advised impact investors on strategy; established new partnerships; built and led a global community of refugee-owned and refugee-supporting businesses; advised a corporate impact initiative serving marginalized small business owners.
Program Director, Building Markets
My leadership contributed to securing multi-year, multi-million-dollar grants for our projects in Turkey and Jordan and providing support and visibility to over 2,000 refugee-led businesses to create local jobs.
Executive Director, The American Turkish Society
I mobilized supporters around a new vision of US-Turkey relations and established a high-profile annual event celebrating corporate leaders and partnerships. Wide-ranging programs I designed and executed included policy discussions, conferences, educational grants, and cultural events.
Advisor & Consultant
Participated as an external expert for organizations including Village Capital, World Economic Forum, and SPARK.
Trained in business, economics, and social enterprise
Columbia Business School
Social Enterprise, Management, Entrepreneurship
Beta Gamma Sigma
Tashman Turkish Fellowship, awarded to students with promise of continued high achievement, a sincere desire to improve the lives of others, and leadership skills