Sema Aksan was born in Ankara, Turkey. She received her BA in Economics from Gazi University and completed the Accounting classes 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. Sema has been working as a Tax Consultant for UHG.

Sema lives in Minnestrista, MN with her husband and her kids. 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.