Women's Lightweight Crew

Defne Gurel
Defne Gurel
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
High School: Bilkent International School
Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Management

Off The Water at MIT: Majoring in electrical engineering & computer science, and management … did not compete in crew as a freshman or sophomore … internships at Nokia, Abakus Ltd., and BiLCEM … research at the MIT Media Lab in macro connections … research at Bilkent University in the Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory … Most Innovative Solution, U.S. Department of Energy Case Competition … MIT Orientation Leader (2013) … The Number Six Club (Delta Psi Literary Fraternity) Community Service Chair, Social Chair, Alumni-Relations Chair.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Bilkent International School … participated in basketball, tennis, figure skating, cross country … captain of the basketball team … 1st place in tennis singles at the Republic Cup … 3rd place in tennis doubles at the Bilkent Cup … 2nd place in cross country at the Ankara Meet … National Youth Cup and National Turkish Figure Skating Incentive Championship … Academic High Honor … National Merit Scholar