Our senior staff is highly qualified and aims to provide a rewarding educational environment for youth and adult campers. We also have native English and Turkish speaking part-time counselors who are currently enrolled in universities or have recently graduated. 

MEVLÜDE KARADAĞ (Operations and Educational Development Manager)

Graduated from Middle East Technical University with a B.S. in Chemistry. Has a master's degree and Ph.D. in Nuclear Science. Taught high school science classes for 9 years before joining Space Camp Turkey in 1999, prior to its opening in June 2000.

SEVCİHAN ŞEN (Support Services Manager – Accounting / Administration)

Graduated from Istanbul University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature. She had over 10 years experience working for various companies in their accounting and personnel departments before joining the team at Space Camp Turkey in 2000.

ÖZLEM ELİÇEVİK  (Operations and Educational Development Deputy Manager)

Responsible for training new counselors, supervising daily camp operations and attending to the needs of camp participants. Özlem graduated from Izmir’s Ege University with a B.S. in Astronomy and Space Sciences and joined Space Camp Turkey in 1999.

TOLGA YILDIRIM (Global Friendship Through Space Education Manager


Tolga is responsible for managing the Global Friendship Through Space Education program which involves partnering international schools in science projects and collaborating with NASA. Tolga has a B.S. in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Ege University. He worked for Space Camp Turkey from 2000-2002 as a mission director.

EMRE ADAY (Domestic Marketing and PR Manager)

Emre is responsible for space camp marketing and public relations in Turkey.  He worked for Space Camp Turkey as a counselor from 2000-2005. Emre has a B.S. in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Ege University and Executive MBA degree from Izmir University of Economics.