Özlem (she/her) is one of the founders and executive director of Hafiza Merkezi Berlin. She worked at the Istanbul office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and joined the Hafıza Merkezi Istanbul team in May, 2012. She ...worked as the project coordinator at the Memory and Peace Studies Program, where she was mainly responsible for the documentation of enforced disappearances, peace advocacy work and drafted several reports. In addition to her work at Hafiza Merkezi, she worked in various other projects focusing mainly on the recent worsening conditions for civil society actors in Turkey with Anadolu Kültür and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. She holds a MA in Sociology from Middle East Technical University and trained in Modern Turkish History in Boğaziçi University.