Elif Öner

Programming Coordinator

Born and raised in Izmir, Elif moved to Istanbul in 2017 to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Chinese Translation & Interpreting. Describing herself as a shy introvert before, she re-discovered her extraverted side and love for Istanbul during the pandemic and returned to Istanbul with a strong will to give back to the community. Elif became a volunteer of Istanbul&I in early 2021 and since then has volunteered in many projects including English Speaking Club, Turkish Speaking Club, Sokak Lambası, and Homework Help. Soon after becoming a Culture Nights Event Officer and organizing her first Culture Night, she got elected as the new Programming Coordinator. Elif is responsible for overseeing all of Istanbul&I’s volunteer projects and social inclusion events.

Excited to launch Istanbul&I’s Youth4Youth Program, Elif loves languages, writing, walking, volunteering, and wishes to have a career that combines both her translation skills and volunteerism in the future.

Email: programming@istanbulandi.org.tr