Junko has been working as the Co-Executive Coordinator of Istanbul&I together with Tahiya Moosa since August, 2019. Junko joined Istanbul&I in 2017 and worked on a dozen of projects as a volunteer. Her previous roles with Istanbul&I include General Project Manager of Language Speaking Clubs and Designer and Developer for the web team.
Outside of Istanbul&I, Junko is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sabancı University. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University in the USA and moved to Turkey in 2016. Her research explores language as a window into human cognition. If you are interested in Junko’s academic works, visit her website at Sabancı University!