Hi, I’m Defne Deniz Menceloğlu, I was born in İstanbul and spent 17 years of my life there. I came to Minnesota in August 2019 to study Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I’m expected to graduate in Spring 2023, and I hope to continue my studies and pursue a doctoral degree. I’m currently the president of the Turkish cultural club at the University, Turkish American Student Association (TASA), we were planning to host monthly events however due to the pandemic we were unable to do so, but we try to keep ourselves active on our Instagram page: @tasaminnesota (feel free to give us a follow). Outside my commitments at the university, I enjoy being in the kitchen and currently trying to learn German and French.