Hello, my name is
I am a multimedia journalist with 20 years of experience in the field with geopolitics, culture and religion in the Middle East
News is something someone wants suppressed. Everything else is just advertising.
I majored in journalism and graduated from Istanbul University Journalism Faculty in 2003. I wrote my thesis on OECD for Islamic World and NATO.
After spending some time working in the Middle East and Europe for major news outlets, I moved to the States by the end of 2009. Since then I have held different positions for different sorts of sectors to get to know people and their customs, from working at grocery stores to working with nurses as an analyst to giving technical support to different companies. Curiosity and observing what is happening around me is one of the most important aspects about me and it helps me in my profession as a journalist.
What I do
Apart from investigative journalism and my photography work I also help companies with technical support and project management. I am a SAS certified Base Programmer, Statistical Analysis Specialist and multilingual in Russian, Turkish, French and English.
Ultra Chemical, Inc
- Manage, review, and approve all Certificates of Analysis within product portfolio - Maintain and update Quality Management System (SOP’s, Policies, etc.) - Act as point person for customer complaints and non-conformances - Complete customer supplied Quality questionnaires - Coordinate and work with partners on customer audits and post-audit functions (NCR, CAPA plans, re-audits, etc.) - Keep up to date on Global Cosmetic Regulatory standards and inventories (IECIC, AICS, etc.) and Global Import/Export standards that affect the Personal Care Industry (REACh, USMCA, DSL, etc.) - Understand cosmetic/OTC regulatory landscape for various product categories - Complete customer requested and internal regulatory documentation - Fill out EcoVadis & Sustainability questionnaires - Supplier communication regarding paperwork for existing and new chemistries - Follow and complete ingredient compliance of industry organizations (Leaping Bunny, COSMOS, etc.)
2019 Aug-2019 Nov
World Fuel Services
Operation Support Analyst
- Monitored supply schedules after fixtures, reported progress and any trouble to Supply and Customer Broker(s), obtained relevant data and reported the same to concerned parties. - Coordinated, prepared, and executed flow of price information and port information to interested parties within the organization. - Assisted both Sales and Administration in ensuring correct, up to date paper trail of fixtures, maintained concise filing system. - Organized and entered all inventory related invoices and work with Financial Operations and Accounting to process them. - Assisted Supply Team with setting up new and updating existing vendors. - Entered all derivative trade information into CXL and communicated with the middle office and back office for the reporting. - Distributed daily forward indication and position reports both internally and externally. - Monitored the existing FFP position and communicated with both the supply and customer team for nomination and net position. - Assisted supply team for Inventory position providing commercial and financial position. - Reconciled commercial and CXL positional differences with middle and back office. - Organized Americas contract information - Assisted Supply & Commercial teams with entering deals into Felix. - Organized and filed BDRs (Bunker Delivery Report) with U.S. Customs
2016 Jun-2019 Jul
VNA of CJ
Patient Data Analyst
- Analyzed more than 1500 national and regional patient experience survey feedback monthly from 4 different service lines within VNA using Microsoft Excel’s pivot tables and other analysis tools. - Made complex ideas easily understandable by creating graphs and charts using Microsoft Excel and created presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint for high level meetings. - Created and implemented an online survey platform for 3 different Community Health Centers in Monmouth County to collect feedback on approximately 500 patients monthly. - Assisted the data team on maintaining and validating the company's live interactive dashboards using Tableau 10.5.