scuba diver taking photograph

I am currently a video journalist on the democracy and misinformation beat at The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.

I’ve been a freelance and contract visual journalist in Washington since 2014.

My work has been recognized in the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest and the Best of Photojournalism and Northern Short Course contests of the National Press Photographers Association.

I earned an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia on a Fulbright scholarship and a B.A. in International Relations, with high honors, from Bilkent University in Türkiye.

I am an FAA-certified drone pilot and a PADI-certified advanced scuba diver with a passion for underwater photography.

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