I was born and raised in Ankara, Turkey. I went to a public elementary
school and to a French immersion Turkish Junior high and High school.
Deciding that CSU was the best school for me, I applied and was accepted
this past fall. I am an equine science major with hopes of getting into vet
school some day. I hope to then graduate and have practice in Europe and
Currently Iím working on testing for homozygous transgenic plant lines for
the APS R gene. I really enjoy working with Dr. Elizabeth Pilon-Smits and
Dr. Marinus Pilon as it is a great opportunity to learn about plants, their
metabolism and lab skills in general. I found out about the lab being in Dr.
Pilon-Smitsí BY 102 class, and started working towards the end of January.
My passions are animals-horses in particular. I have three French horses
back home that I love and miss a lot. In my spare time I ride horses, ski
when I can and read. I love to go out and have fun, enjoying company of
friends and family. I also love to travel to different places and meet new
people. I adore Turkey not only because itís my homeland but also because it
is so beautiful.