I am a PhD Candidate at the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford.

My research interests include the changing nature of work and organizing, occupations/professions and the effects of technology on work.

My dissertation is an ethnography of coding bootcamps in Silicon Valley. My job market paper titled ‘Breaking into Occupations: Learning and Socialization on the Fringes’ examines the nontraditional learning and socialization process of aspiring developers at bootcamps. In this paper, I identify novel processes of expertise acquisition and professional identity development in the absence of proximate experts to learn from and legitimate peripheral participation opportunities.

In previous work, I examined how organizations exert influence on their political environments through the boundary-spanning work of public affairs professionals.

I hold a MSc in Management, Organizations & Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Sociology from Bogazici University in Istanbul. Before joining the doctoral program, I worked for five years at Pfizer, Deloitte and Avea Telecommunications.