Sema Aksan was born in Ankara, Turkey. She holds a BA in Economics from Gazi University and is currently enrolled to the Accounting Certificate Program at the University of Minnesota in pursuit of obtaining her CPA license.  Sema enjoyed a successful career in the financial services industry in Turkey, as a credit analyst position with EsBank and in a supervisory role with HSBC Bank in various Istanbul branches. She worked as a personal banker handling high net-worth customers until her move to United States in 2006. Sema currently works with Wells Fargo in Saint Paul.

Sema lives in Minnestrista, MN with her husband Göktuğ, daughter Lara and son Ozan.  She enjoys spending quality time with her children.  She is a documentary aficionado and has a keen interest in reading on health, food safety, and environmental issues.

Sema is the current Treasurer of the TAAM Board of Directors and she has served in this position since 2013.