President | TAA-AZ
Treasurer | TAA-AZ
Mustafa Gökçe Baydoğan
Secretary | TAA-AZ
Born in Malatya as the first child of Perihan and Mehmet Baydogan, Mustafa was raised in three different cities, Malatya, Tatvan (Bitlis) and Ankara. He was a student of Ataturk Anatolian High School before attending the Department of Industrial Engineering of Middle East Technical University (METU). Mustafa received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the same department. During his graduate study, he worked as a teaching and research assistant.
He is currently a postdoctoral research assistant at the Security and Defense Systems Initiative of Arizona State University (ASU). He received his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from ASU in 2012. He has been living in Arizona for four years. Details about him can be reached through www.mustafabaydogan.com
Board Member | TAA-AZ
Born and raised in Ankara, Kanad has been living in Phoenix since moving to Arizona in 1984 with her daughter. She had previously lived in the United States for eight years in the Washington D.C. area where her brother and his family still reside. She has been working at Arizona State University as an Appeals Officer for the past 21 years. Kanad has served as the Secretary of TAA-AZ under various previous Executive Boards; worked with Turkish students and TUSA@ASU; has served as staff advisor of the Turkish Dance Association (as well as dancing in the folklor group), and was a founding member of Bosphorus Art Project which organized Turkish film festivals in the valley. She enjoys the lifelong friendships developed through giving community service to the Turkish community.
President | TUSA@ASU