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 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 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 (Educational Outreach Manager)

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Ege University. Between 1998 and 2000, he worked as a manager in a private company. Mr. Yıldırım worked as a Flight Director between 2000-2002 and as a manager of Global Friendship Through Space Education Foundation (GFTSE) between 2002-2018 at Space Camp Turkey. He has been working as the manager of Educational Outreach Department which also includes the management of GFTSE.

EMRE ADAY (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.