I joined Facebook in August 2014 as a user experience researcher. I’m an information scientist, currently completing my Ph.D. in Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information. I’ve earned my B.Sc. in computer science and engineering from Sabanci University, in Istanbul, Turkey, and worked as a user experience designer prior to continuing my graduate studies. My academic research focuses on social interactions in computer-mediated settings, specifically self-disclosure of emotions in everyday life as well as around significant life events. My work has been published in venues such as CHI, CSCW, and ICWSM. I currently support the Public Content team at Facebook.


Social computing, sociolinguistics, computer-mediated communication, human information behavior, self-disclosure