Koç University School of Medicine

Piril Okay – Chief Executive Officer

Piril is a 3rd year medical student at Koç University School of Medicine. She currently works as a student assistant in a human genetics lab to understand the molecular mechanisms behind ALS and similar neurodegenerative diseases. In her free time she likes to do fitness exercises in the gym and attend yoga lessons. Last year, she ran 15K in the Istanbul Marathon with her fellow med students in support of a charity for cancer fighters. She feels very lucky to have discovered the mood boost one gets from training and now wants to help other med students reduce stress and maintain their physical and mental health through exercise.

Ozlem Ozgur – Chief Operating Officer

Ozlem is a 3rd year medical student at Koc University School of Medicine in Istanbul. She considers herself as an energetic person and would try any sport once: her exercises began with swimming and volleyball, she then played tennis, badminton and basketball in her high school years, she has always loved ice skating. Currently she adores fitness and yoga. She expects to utilize fitness as a tool for interdisciplinary community building and to support the general well-being of the society.

Yasar Baris Gulluoglu – Chief Development Officer

Baris is a 3rd year medical student at Koc University. He has always been into bodybuilding and fitness since childhood, starting with bodyweight training and eventually transitioning into powerlifting. He also had the chance to compete in the academic rowing league as an ace rower of the Koc Rowing Team. Lately, he grew an interest in yoga while continuing weightlifting training. He wishes to keep an active lifestyle and constant development of his mental and physical fitness.

Misra Tasci – Chief Strategy Officer

Misra is a 3rd year student at Koc University School of Medicine. She is passionate about maintaining an active lifestyle and helping to build communities that are active physically, mentally and spiritually. Her favorite types of exercises are running and yoga, she is also very open to trying anything new to keep building a state of wellness both in herself and the people around her.

Samet Tolga Kaya – Chief Financial Officer

Tolga is a 3rd year medical student at Koc University in Istanbul. He enjoys trying different kinds of sports and just moving in general. He believes that keeping an active lifestyle helps clear his mind and elevate his mood. His favorite type of exercises are bodybuilding and football. He has experience in budget management from smaller student organizations in high school and college that he plans to utilize to fund events and find sponsorships for MiM.