Umay Aktaş Salman

Umay Aktaş Salman

ERG Fellow

Umay was born on the 22nd of September, 1980 in Istanbul.  She has completed her undergraduate degree in Journalism at Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication. She started journalism in 2002 as a reporter in Radikal newspaper. She got specialized in the education field. She worked in Radikal for 11 years as a reporter and an editor. She has joined the Al Jazeera Turk in 2014. She has written many news, interviews, news files and article series. Umay while focusing on women and children’s rights issues besides education have won Turkish Journalists’ Association Success Prize (2016) in edition to her prizes given by organizations like Istanbul University, Istanbul Commerce University, Istanbul Medical Cember Union and Community Center. She continues to ruminate on education policies and systems in Education Reform Initiative. She is working in ERG as a Fellow since October, 2017. She has a daughter called Güneş. She likes travelling with Güneş, reading and playing games. She amateurishly paints and makes sculptures. She has a passion for the sky and the birds. She is the happiest when she goes out for birdwatching.

Telefon: 0 212 292 5044 - 1515
Email: umayaktas@sabanciuniv.edu
Adres: Bankalar Cad. No 2 Karaköy Minerva Han Kat 5 34425 Karaköy - İstanbul

ERG Team

Günalp Turan

Günalp Turan

Project Assistant (Teachers Network)
Dr. Aysel Madra

Dr. Aysel Madra

Policy Analyst
Özge Karakaya

Özge Karakaya

Communications Coordinator
Didem Aksoy

Didem Aksoy

Research Assistant