Here is a snapshot of my personal journey.
My hometown is Istanbul, Turkey. I have spent slightly more than 25 years of my life in Istanbul and it is the city where my family still resides in. Philadelphia comes second in the list of cities that I have lived the longest.
Since 2001, I have been actively competing in Track and Field events. I have competed for multiple club and college teams in Turkey. Here in Philadelphia, I was a member of Greater Philadelphia Track Club between 2011 and 2015. I also was in the roster of Penn Club Soccer Team between 2008 and 2012.