Pelin hails from Istanbul, Turkey, and recently graduated from Columbia University where she majored in Operations Research, minoring in Economics and doing the pre-med program. She works as a Research Assistant at the Hospital for Special Surgery and regularly volunteers at hospitals. A veteran at Ivy Tutors, Pelin has previous experience teaching and mentoring kids as part of community service projects in disadvantaged regions of Turkey. In her free time, she walks around Central Park, spends hours in museums and goes to concerts.

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