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Board Of Directors

Board of Directors

Merve Cirisoglu-Cotur is an animation director, producer and educator; she prepares visual projects and animations for children. She completed her bachelor's degree with honours at Boğaziçi University Faculty of Education and graduated from her master's degree in Animation with Distinction at the University of the Arts London. Her work has received 45 awards in different branches such as "The Best Animation" in various international festivals and in the United Nations Headquarters. Cirisoglu-Cotur laid the seeds of İyilikhane with the Bookmark Project that she started in 2011. She is the founder and chairman of the association.

Zeynep Sena Soyyiğit is an expert psychological counselor and works in the fields of childhood, youth, education, volunteering and civil society. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in the Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance at Marmara University with honours degrees. She has been an active participant in the Bookmark Project which she joined in 2012. Soyyiğit, who is a founding member and vice-president of İyilikhane, serves in the association as an administrative authority and training projects consultant.

Ozan Mutlu pursues his professional career as a manager in the field of digital journalism. Previously, he has worked in different roles in management consulting, telecommunications and digital journalism sectors. He completed his bachelor's degree with the Industrial Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University. As of 2017, he is a member of the board of directors as treasurer at İyilikhane where he was a volunteer.

Tuğba Özdemir has started her professional life as a manager in a private institution while she also continues her studies, including field works, in the areas of children and youth. She completed her bachelor's degree with the Department of Primary School Teaching at Dokuz Eylul University. She is doing her master's degree in Education Management at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. Özdemir has been a member of the board of directors at İyilikhane since 2017, when she volunteered in the Bookmark Project.

Sara Akgül is an educator. She completed her bachelor's degree with the Science Teaching Department at Boğaziçi University. She is a mother of three children. Akgül has been participating in voluntary activities since the first day the Bookmark Project started, and has been a member of the board of directors at İyilikhane since 2017.