Born in 1980 in Turkey, and lives in Izmir.
I am a Soroptimist since 2017 in Soroptimist Club of Karşıyaka, Turkey. I participated Soroptimist Leadership Academy Program in 2014 and 2016 in Ohrid. I was part of the team of lecturers in Soroptimist Youth Camp made in Turkey from 2014 until 2019 and did morning yoga sessions with Turkish Soroptimist scholars.
I began to practice yoga in 2005 in 9 Eylül University with a group of academicians. Since than I have been practicing yoga. I tried different yoga types such as hatha, vinyasa, yin, ashtanga, yoga therapy, prenatal yoga, yin yang, mom&baby yoga, yoga for elderly. I have been teaching yoga since 2010 in Izmir and Istanbul. In 2012 I went to Rome (Italy) and gave yoga lectures for 5 months and worked in Free Yoga Organization for a month in Alassio. From 2012 until 2014 I ran my own yoga studio in Alsancak, Izmir. I was part of a morning show called “Hayatı Yenile” in Sky TV in 2014 and did live yoga programs every morning for 6 months.
I have completed 500 hours of KamKrama Yoga in Tara Yoga Izmir and been certified as Yoga Alliance Teacher in 2018.
Besides I am the Manager of the family business and olive orchards. Produce olive oil in Gömeç, Balıkesir since 1998.
I own the brand “Ethem Bey” and the company DOKTAY, which is focused on food, agriculture, tourism, consultancy and trade. I am planning to build my own factory for the 2020 production season and grow the business.
1998-2002 Bachelor of Science degree in the Food Engineering in CBU (Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey)
2002-2004 Master of Science degree in Economic Sciences, Marketing, Finance and Management in MAICh (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece)
2004-2010 Philosophy degree in Agricultural Economics in Ege University (Izmir, Turkey)
2007 participated in the ONAOO olive oil tasting course in Aydın, Turkey.
2008 participated in the OLEA olive oil tasting course at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Since 2009 I have been working as panelist on the olive oil tasting panel of the Zeytindostu Association, Turkey.
During 2009 – 2016 I worked as a translator and assistant professor at the ONAOO olive oil tasting courses.
In 2012 I participated in the UMAO olive oil tasters course (2nd level) in Rome. Since 2013 I have been working as a judge in national and international olive oil competitions.
I have worked as lecturer in olive growing, olive oil and culinary culture; hygiene and sanitation; food science classes in Culinary Arts and Management Department of Izmir University of Economics between 2015 and 2017.
I am fluent in English, Turkish and Italian. I have a high level of comprehension and communication in French at an intermediate level.