Damla Yazar joined IPC as the Project Finance and Administrative Specialist in August 2018. Prior to this she worked at Koç University for two years as a Project Assistant Specialist at the Research, Project Development, and Technology Transfer Directorate. There she assisted in project management, budgeting, and financial reporting for TUBITAK, TEYDEB, private sector organizations, Istanbul Development Agency projects, and supporting university industry collaboration activities. Damla received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University in 2016. While working toward her undergraduate degree, she interned at the Koç University Administrative Offices Research, Project Development, and Technology Transfer Directorate. She also interned at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Headquarters’ Communication and Relations with Media, Publicity and Public Relations, Research-Development, Science-Administration Platform, Foreign Affairs Departments during summer 2015 and summer 2013. Yazar also worked at Bilkent University Registrar’s Office Installment and Payment Statistics Departments for six months.