Ilgin Yorulmaz has worked for twenty-three years as a researcher and reporter based in Tokyo, London, Istanbul, and New York. She is a 2016 White House Correspondents Association scholar. As a foreign correspondent, she has reported from Turkey, India, Nepal, China and Japan for The Huffington Post, VICE, The Guardian UK, PassBlue, Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Voices and Maison Française, among others. She is the author of three books focused on small businesses in Istanbul — a spin-off of her critically-acclaimed online publication Pukka Living, which she founded and edited until her move to New York in 2015. Due to her advertising experience in Asia, Ilgin is also knowledgeable about conducting consumer research and creating content for clients interested in reaching high-income customers in that region.
A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Ilgin focuses on human rights, political Islam and problems faced by ethnic minorities. She also holds a M.A. degree in International Relations from International University of Japan, Niigata, and a B.A. degree in Business from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.
In 2016, Ilgin became a White House Correspondents Association scholar. Upon graduation, she received the inaugural Campbell Award for Columbia Leadership and Spirit given in memory of Bill Campbell, who was a mentor to Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and many other visionaries. Ilgin is also a FASPE (Fellowship in Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) fellow, which granted her a reporting trip to Auschwitz in Summer 2016.
Technical: MS Office Suite, SQL, SEO, Affiliate Linkling, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Social Media, Audition, basic video reporting and editing
Languages: Turkish, Japanese, French, Arabic (beginner’s)
Memberships: Foreign Press Association, Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association, Religion News Association
Outside reporting, Ilgin is interested in holistic living, Eastern cultures, Sufism, astronomy, and meditative arts like Japanese tea ceremony and calligraphy. She values her travels to sacred places in the world and the stories she finds there.
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