Burcu Bozkurt is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is double majoring in Global Studies and Public Health. Since she began her bachelors in 2008, she has spent half her time at the College of Arts and Sciences and the other half at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she specializes in Health Policy and Management.
On UNC’s campus, among other things, Burcu has been involved with the Campus Y, the social justice center which hosts a number of student-led organizations that focus on a range of issues ailing both local and global communities. She has also been involved with Nourish International, a national non-profit started first at UNC as “Hunger Lunch” in 2003. Nourish works on a social entrepreneurship model to harness student skills and resources in partnership with community-based organizations around the world to make an impact on global poverty.
Burcu is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, where she attended first grade before moving to the United States at age eight. In her spare time, Burcu loves reading in her hammock, watching Turkish soap operas and talking with her SLI mentee, Andrea. She’s into feminist theory, cooperatives, and Amartya Sen. She also enjoys long meals with great friends, unexpected conversations, the beaming hot sun, and people who believe in change. Burcu hopes to pursue global or community health, and wants to dedicate the rest of her life to creating progressive change.