When I was six, my family emigrated from Turkey to Detroit. I split my teenage years between my bilingual home in the snowy suburbs of Michigan and summers on the Aegean Sea with my cousins, eating freshly caught seafood. Please don't ask me to choose between a hamburger or a kebab. Feeling at home both in the U.S. and overseas, I've always relied on storytelling to relate the universality of the human condition in entertaining ways. This outlook fueled my pursuit of an MFA in Screenwriting at Columbia University and completing the UCLA Professional TV Writing Program. Recently, my pilot about the video game industry, GAME LIFE, went through development at Atlas Entertainment (WONDER WOMAN, AMERICAN HUSTLE). It has not yet been taken out. Other projects have won or placed highly in contests such as Nicholl, Script Pipeline and landed on The Bitch List. I've also worn many hats along the way, including working in development at MTV, directing a spot for Coca-Cola and writing and directing the feature film CALIFORNIA WINTER with Gold Globe winning actor Gina Rodriguez. I have new material ready to go out and am currently looking for representation.